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FOX 47'S Seven Day Forecast

A stationary front to our south will still be close enough to give us at least a chance for a shower or thunderstorm on Saturday. Otherwise, it will be variably cloudy, very warm, and humid with highs close to 90 degrees. Heat Index values will be in the 90s during the afternoon.

The weather for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday will be partly sunny, hot and humid with just slight chances for showers and thunderstorms, mainly due to the high humidity. Highs will be in the lower 90s on Sunday and Monday with afternoon heat index values around 100 degrees. Tuesday's highs will dip slightly into the upper 80s, but heat index values will remain in the 90s. The best chances each day for rain will be late in the afternoon into the evening hours.

A cold front will move through the area on Tuesday night and Wednesday, leading to higher chances of showers and thunderstorms through Wednesday night. Highs will drop back a little to the lower 80s on Wednesday, while the humidity remains high.

Showers will end early on Thursday, and then we'll have a break in the humidity for the rest of Thursday into Friday. Thursday will be partly sunny and Friday will be mostly sunny; high temperatures for both days will reach the lower 80s.

It is beginning to look like the Labor Day holiday weekend will be very warm and humid, and mainly rain-free. High temperatures will be in the middle to upper 80s. As a cold front approaches Wisconsin later Monday and Monday night, scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop.

SATURDAY:
Variable cloudiness, very warm, and humid with a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms.
High: 87; Heat Index: 90 to 95
Wind: E/SE 6-12 MPH

SATURDAY NIGHT:
Partly cloudy and muggy with patchy fog; a slight chance for a shower or thunderstorm.
Low: 72
Wind: SE 6-12 MPH

SUNDAY:
Partly sunny, hot, and humid.
High: 92; Heat Index: 95 to 100
Wind: S 8-15 MPH

MONDAY:
Partly sunny, and continued hot and humid with a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms.
Low: 72
High: 92; Heat Index: 94 to 99

TUESDAY:
Partly sunny, very warm, and continued humid with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing late in the day.
Low: 72
High: 87; Heat Index: 90 to 95

WEDNESDAY:
Mostly cloudy and humid, but not as warm with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Low: 68
High: 82

THURSDAY:
Mostly cloudy with showers ending, then becoming partly sunny and warm, but less humid.
Low: 60
High: 80

FRIDAY:
Mostly sunny and warm.
Low: 58
High: 83

SATURDAY:
Partly sunny, breezy, very warm, and a little more humid.
Low: 62
High: 86; Heat Index: 87 to 92

SUNDAY:
Partly sunny, breezy, very warm, and humid.
Low: 65
High: 87; Heat Index: 89 to 94

LABOR DAY (MONDAY):
Partly sunny, breezy, very warm, and humid with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing late in the day or at night.
Low: 66
High: 88; Heat Index: 91 to 96 

- Last Updated By: Meteorologist Bob Lesh on Aug 22, 2014, 11:05 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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