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FOX 47'S Seven Day Forecast

Temperatures will drop quickly this evening. Trick-or-Treaters will need to dress warmly with temperatures falling through the 30s and wind chills in the 20s. Tonight, with clear skies and lighter winds, temperatures will drop into the lower 20s for lows.

This weekend, high pressure will be directly over southern Wisconsin on Saturday. This means mostly sunny skies, but it will still be chilly, with highs in the mid 40s. As the high moves to the east on Sunday, partly sunny skies and increasing southerly winds will boost high temperatures back into the lower to middle 50s.

Monday will become mostly cloudy and breezy with scattered showers developing in the afternoon or evening. High temperatures will be mild as they reach the upper 50s. After the cold front passes, showers will end on Tuesday. Some clearing will be possible Tuesday afternoon with highs around 50 degrees and temperatures falling. Clouds will increase again on Wednesday as more showers develop late in the day or overnight, with some snow possibly mixing in during the overnight hours. Highs will be near 50 again.

Any showers will end early Thursday, then it will become partly sunny, breezy and cool with highs in the mid 40s. Friday looks pleasant with partly sunny skies and highs back near 50.

Another system will move in for Saturday, leading to scattered showers that will end overnight, with Sunday being partly sunny in the wake of the front. Highs both weekend days will be in the upper 40s.

TONIGHT:
Mostly clear and quite cold.
Low: 23
Wind: N diminishing to 6-12 MPH

SATURDAY:
Mostly sunny and chilly.
High: 45
Wind: Light and Variable 

SATURDAY NIGHT:
Mostly clear and cold.
Low: 27
Wind: Light and Variable

SUNDAY:
Partly sunny, becoming windy, and milder. 
High: 54
Wind: S increasing to 15-25 MPH

MONDAY:
Increasing cloudiness, breezy, and mild with showers developing late in the day or at night.
Low: 39
High: 58

TUESDAY:
Mostly cloudy, breezy, and cooler with showers gradually ending; some afternoon clearing is possible.
Low: 45
High: 51; temperatures nearly steady/slowly falling into the 40s in the afternoon

WEDNESDAY:
Increasing cloudiness with a chance for rain showers late in the day (rain showers mixing with snow at night).
Low: 32
High: 50

THURSDAY:
Mostly cloudy, windy, and chilly with rain and snow showers ending, then becoming partly sunny.
Low: 34
High: 45

FRIDAY:
Partly sunny and seasonably cool (becoming mostly cloudy with scattered showers developing at night).
Low: 28
High: 49

SATURDAY:
Mostly cloudy and breezy with scattered showers.
Low: 37
High: 47

SUNDAY:
Partly sunny and seasonably cool.
Low: 30
High: 48 

- Last Updated By: Meteorologist Bob Lesh on Oct 31, 2014, 3:34 PM

Weather Links

Here are some weather related links for you to surf by.

NOAA Climate Outlook

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/climate/
National Weather Service High/Low temps across the country.

Wisconsin State Climatology Office

http://www.aos.wisc.edu/~sco/
Climate information resource for Wisconsin .

Wisconsin Road Conditions

http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/driving-cond.htm
Road conditions for the state of Wisconsin

International Space Station visibility

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/
Naked-Eye Visibility Data for Madison, WI U.S.A.

National Climatic Data Center

http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/severeweather/extremes.html
(Follow the link to U.S. Local Storm Reports)
Are you looking for information on past severe weather in your area? Follow this link to the National Climatic Data Center to look up storm reports.

Heat Index Chart

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/heat/index.shtml
The Heat index is the apparent temperature you feel based on the combination of heat and humidity. Summer humidity can make temperatures in the 80s and 90s feel more like 100 degrees or hotter.

Wind Chill Chart

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/windchill/index.shtml
The wind chill is the apparent temperature your skin would feel if exposed to cold and windy conditions. This link will give you a chart to calculate the wind chill. In order to find the wind chill, all you need to know is the air temperature and the wind speed.

Wisconsin Climatology

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/climate/index.php?wfo=mkx (Milwaukee NWS Office)
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/climate/index.php?wfo=arx (LaCrosse NWS Office)
This site has a lot of local climate data for southern Wisconsin from the National Weather Service in Milwaukee.

National Hurricane Center

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
This page is the home of the National Hurricane Center. It will give updated information on tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, The Gulf of Mexico, and the eastern Pacific Ocean.

Stardate Online Sky Almanac

http://stardate.org/nightsky/almanac
This is a good basic current astronomy page from the University of Texas. Any time of day mentioned will be current because they are in the central time zone. This page will update on the 1st of each month. The page shows the current month's moon phases, basic planet locations, and significant astronomical events.

Meteor Observing Calendar

http://www.imo.net/calendar/
This link will give you summaries on meteor showers throughout the year.

Weather Calculators

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/er/box/calculate2.html
With this link, you can convert temperature, air pressure, and wind speeds to different units. For example you can see what 20 degrees Celsius is in Fahrenheit. This page also allows you to calculate heat index, wind chill, and relative humidity.

Current Snow Reporting + ski report...

http://www.recnewsnet.com/reports.html
Click here for the latest ski conditions in Wisconsin and the Midwest.

"The real scoop on the snow"

http://www.realconditions.com/
If you're traveling around the country or around the world, get the latest ski conditions here.

Check here often to get updated seven day weather forecasts for Madison and central Wisconsin.

FOX 47 METEOROLOGIST

Karin Swanson
Karin Swanson
FOX 47 Meteorologist

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