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FOX 47'S Seven Day Forecast

As temperatures fall just below freezing overnight, some light snow, sleet, and freezing rain will develop. The mixed precipitation will change to flurries on Thursday before ending as a cold front sweeps through Wisconsin in the morning. High temperatures on Thursday will reach the middle 30s in the morning, but will fall in the afternoon as the colder air arrives. Friday will be partly sunny and seasonably cold with high temperatures in the lower to middle 20s.

Saturday will start out partly sunny with seasonable temperatures climbing into the upper 20s. Skies will become mostly cloudy Saturday night with a chance for light snow developing. Sunday will be mostly cloudy and breezy with light snow and flurries ending by evening. Some accumulation is possible. Highs on Sunday will reach the lower 20s in the morning, but will hold steady or fall into the teens in the afternoon.

By Monday, very cold weather should return to Wisconsin. Skies will be partly sunny, but it will be very cold. Wind chills may be as cold as -10 to -20 early Monday morning with low temperatures starting in the single digits below zero. High temperatures will struggle to rise to near 10 degrees.  

Another storm system will bring mostly cloudy skies on Tuesday. There is a chance for light snow and temperatures will only climb to the middle teens. Wednesday will be variably cloudy with a chance for flurries and temperatures reaching the middle teens. 

***FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY FOR AREAS NORTHWEST OF WISCONSIN DELLS UNTIL 6 AM THURSDAY MORNING***

OVERNIGHT:
Mostly cloudy, breezy, and mild with a chance for light snow, sleet, and freezing rain.
Low: 30
Wind: SE 10-20 MPH to N late

THURSDAY:
Mostly cloudy, becoming windy, and turning colder with any mixed precipitation changing to flurries before ending in the morning.
High: 34; temperatures nearly steady/slowly falling in the afternoon
Wind: N/NW 15-25 MPH

THURSDAY NIGHT:
Partly cloudy and colder.
Low: 8
Wind: N/NW 8-15 MPH; Wind Chills: 0 to -10 by morning

FRIDAY:
Partly sunny and seasonably cold. 
High: 24
Wind: Light and Variable

SATURDAY:
Partly sunny and not as cold (becoming mostly cloudy with light snow developing at night).
Low: 10
High: 29 

SUNDAY:
Mostly cloudy, becoming breezy, and colder with occasional snow (some accumulation is possible).
Low: 19
High: 21; temperatures nearly steady/slowly falling into the teens in the afternoon

MONDAY:
Partly sunny and bitter cold.
Low: -3; Wind Chills: -10 to -20 in the morning
High: 11

TUESDAY:
Mostly cloudy, breezy, and not as bitter cold with light snow or flurries.
Low: 4 
High: 16 

WEDNESDAY:
Variable cloudiness and very cold with a chance for flurries.
Low: 7 
High: 16

NOTES:
FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY has been issued until 6 AM Thursday morning for parts of west-central Wisconsin, including the counties of MONROE, JUNEAU, and ADAMS.

- Last Updated By: Meteorologist Karin Swanson on Jan 28, 2015, 9:28 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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