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FOX 47'S Seven Day Forecast

Today will be mostly cloudy with a chance for a little drizzle or a few flurries. High temperatures will be in the lower to middle 30s. Skies will be cloudy with some fog possible tonight; there's a chance for flurries, drizzle, or some patchy freezing drizzle when temperatures fall below freezing. Low temperatures will be in the middle 20s. Sunday will be mostly cloudy and breezy with a better chance for drizzle and flurries with high temperatures reaching the middle 30s. .

A storm system will develop across the Midwest from Monday into Tuesday and Christmas Eve Wednesday. Monday will be cloudy and breezy with light rain and snow developing by afternoon. High temperatures will reach the middle to upper 30s. Tuesday will be cloudy with snow showers, possibly mixed at times with rain. High temperatures will be in the middle 30s.

As a low pressure system over Wisconsin moves to the east it will merge with another low pressure system moving up from the Gulf Coast, which will cause the merged system to stall to our northeast as it intensifies. That will result in cloudy and windy conditions to develop from Tuesday night into Christmas Eve. Precipitation will change to snow on Tuesday night, with occasional snow continuing into Christmas Eve Wednesday; there could be several inches of snow accumulation from Tuesday night into Christmas Eve. Christmas Day will be mostly cloudy and breezy with lingering flurries ending during the morning as the storm moves away into Canada. High temperatures will be near 30 degrees for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

There is a chance for snow to redevelop on Friday as another system moves through the area. It will be mostly cloudy and breezy with highs near 30 degrees. After that system passes, next Saturday will be variably cloudy, breezy, and colder with a chance for flurries, while Sunday will be partly sunny. High temperatures will be seasonably cold, topping out in the middle 20s.

Continue to monitor the latest forecast if you have travel plans next week, especially if travelling through Wisconsin or areas to the east and southeast. 

TODAY:
Mostly cloudy with a slight chance for flurries or drizzle.
High: 33
Wind: S/SE 6-12 MPH

TONIGHT:
Mostly cloudy with areas of fog and a chance for flurries, drizzle, or freezing drizzle.
Low: 25
Wind: S/SE 6-12 MPH

SUNDAY:
Mostly cloudy and breezy with drizzle or flurries. 
High: 36
Wind: S/SE 10-20 MPH

SUNDAY NIGHT:
Mostly cloudy and breezy with flurries, drizzle, and freezing drizzle.
Low: 29
Wind: S/SE 10-20 MPH

MONDAY:
Mostly cloudy and breezy with light rain and snow developing in the afternoon. 
High: 37
Wind: SE 10-20 MPH

TUESDAY:
Mostly cloudy with snow showers, possibly mixed at times with rain (precipitation changing to snow at night).
Low: 32
High: 36 

CHRISTMAS EVE (WEDNESDAY):
Mostly cloudy, windy, and cold with occasional snow; several inches of accumulations are possible.
Low: 26
High: 31

CHRISTMAS DAY (THURSDAY):
Mostly cloudy, windy, and cold with a chance for flurries, mainly in the morning.
Low: 23
High: 31

FRIDAY:
Mostly cloudy and breezy with a chance for snow.
Low: 23
High: 31

SATURDAY:
Variable cloudiness, breezy, and colder with a chance for flurries.
Low: 15
Wind: 25

SUNDAY:
Partly sunny and seasonably cold.
Low: 12
High: 25

- Last Updated By: Meteorologist Gary Cannalte on Dec 20, 2014, 12:31 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.



FOX 47 METEOROLOGIST

Karin Swanson
Karin Swanson
FOX 47 Meteorologist

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