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FOX 47'S Seven Day Forecast

Mostly clear skies will give way to increasing clouds overnight as a front moves in from the west. There is a slight chance for a shower by Thursday morning for areas west of Madison. Temperatures will fall into the upper 30s by early Thursday morning. Thursday will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Highs will reach the lower 50s.

High pressure will return to the region Friday through the weekend, resulting in a very nice stretch of weather with partly sunny skies. Highs will reach the middle 60s Friday and Saturday, and the lower 60s on Sunday. Saturday will be a bit breezy as well. 

A low pressure system will move into the region by early next week with a chance for showers Sunday night and Monday. The cold front will move through Wisconsin Monday night and Tuesday, with more numerous showers expected. Highs will reach the upper 60s on Monday, but temperatures will fall from the upper 50s on Tuesday with the passage of the cold front. Seasonably cool weather will follow the front with partly sunny skies and highs in the middle 50s for Wednesday. 

OVERNIGHT:
Increasing cloudiness with a slight chance for a shower by morning west of Madison.
Low: 38
Wind: S/SE 5-10 MPH

THURSDAY:
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers.
High: 53
Wind: S 8-15 MPH

THURSDAY NIGHT:
Becoming partly cloudy and a little milder.
Low: 43
Wind: S/SW 5-10 MPH

FRIDAY:
Partly sunny and milder.
High: 66
Wind: S/SW 8-15 MPH

SATURDAY:
Partly sunny, becoming breezy, and mild.
Low: 47
High: 66

SUNDAY:
Partly sunny and continued mild (becoming mostly cloudy and breezy with a chance for showers at night).
Low: 40
High: 63

MONDAY:
Variable cloudiness, breezy, and mild with a chance for showers.
Low: 51
High: 68

TUESDAY:
Mostly cloudy, breezy, and cooler with scattered showers, some afternoon clearing is possible.
Low: 50
High: 59; temperatures steady/slowly falling through the 50s in the afternoon

WEDNESDAY:
Partly sunny and seasonably cool.
Low: 35
High: 56

- Last Updated By: Meteorologist Karin Swanson on Oct 22, 2014, 8:35 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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