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FOX 47'S Seven Day Forecast

Today, skies will be mostly cloudy in the morning with scattered showers and thunderstorms likely. In the afternoon, we'll see partly sunny skies with just a chance for showers and thunderstorms before a cold front passes late in the day. High temperatures will reach the lower 80s with humid conditions continuing. After the front passes, tonight will be partly cloudy, cooler, and less humid with low temperatures in the upper 50s; a little patchy fog may form overnight.

Heat and humidity will return on Wednesday. Skies will be partly sunny with high temperatures in the lower 80s. A warm front moving into the area on Thursday will bring  scattered showers and thunderstorms. The front will lift north of the area during the day, leading to high temperatures in the middle to upper 80s. On Friday, a cold front will pass through with scattered showers and thunderstorms. temperatures will fall back into the lower 80s.

It now appears that high pressure will build into the Midwest for next weekend behind the cold front, bringing several days of quiet and pleasant weather. Saturday will be partly sunny and Sunday will be mostly sunny with high temperatures in the middle 70s.

On Monday, winds will pick up out of the south, bringing warm and humid weather back to the area. High temperatures will reach the middle 80s. Showers and thunderstorms will develop Monday night.

LABOR DAY (TODAY):
Mostly cloudy, warm, and humid with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the morning; then becoming partly sunny with a chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
High: 82
Wind: W/SW 8-15 MPH

TONIGHT:
Partly cloudy, cooler, and less humid; a little patchy fog is possible late.
Low: 58
Wind: Light W

TUESDAY:
Variable cloudiness with a chance for a few showers, mainly in the afternoon. 
High: 79
Wind: W 8-15 MPH

TUESDAY NIGHT:
Becoming mostly clear and pleasant.
Low: 58
Wind: W to S 5-10 MPH

WEDNESDAY:
Partly sunny, breezy, a little warmer, and more humid (becoming mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing at night). 
High: 83
Wind: S 10-20 MPH

THURSDAY:
Variable cloudiness, breezy, very warm, and humid with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Low: 65
High: 87; Heat Index: 90 to 95

FRIDAY:
Mostly cloudy and humid, but not as warm with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Low: 67
High: 81 

SATURDAY:
Partly sunny and pleasant.
Low: 55
High: 75

SUNDAY:
Mostly sunny and very nice.
Low: 51
High: 76

MONDAY:
Partly sunny, becoming breezy, warmer, and more humid (becoming mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing at night).
Low: 58
High: 84

NOTES:
The Storm Prediction Center says that there is a SLIGHT RISK of severe thunderstorms for today and tonight across extreme southeastern Iowa, the northern three-quarters of Illinois, and parts of south-central and southeastern Wisconsin (south and east of a line from Darlington to Beaver Dam to Manitowoc). A cold front will move through southern Wisconsin and Illinois this afternoon. The air ahead of the front will be warm and quite humid. Showers and thunderstorms ahead of the front this morning will move northeastward into northern Wisconsin by this afternoon. Clouds and morning precipitation may prevent the atmosphere from destabilizing enough to generate more thunderstorms before the cold front passes later this afternoon. If skies clear enough and temperatures warm enough, a few severe thunderstorms may develop in the afternoon over southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. High winds, hail, and heavy rainfall are the main threats from these thunderstorms. The severe weather threat will end with the passage of the cold front by early this evening. 

- Last Updated By: Meteorologist Gary Cannalte on Sep 1, 2014, 12:37 AM

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.

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Karin Swanson
Karin Swanson
FOX 47 Meteorologist

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