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FOX 47'S Seven Day Forecast

A large area of low pressure near Hudson Bay continues to dominate the weather in Wisconsin.  Weak disturbances rotating around this low pressure system will bring chances for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoons and evenings today and Friday, and possibly into Saturday. Thundershowers will be isolated today, and a little more numerous on Friday. High temperatures will be in the lower 80s.

It looks like our shower chances will take a brief hiatus on Sunday with highs reaching the lower 80s. Off and on rain chances will return Monday through Wednesday next week with highs around 80 degrees.

THIS AFTERNOON:
Becoming partly sunny and warm with an isolated thundershower possible
High: 82
Wind: W 6-12 MPH

TONIGHT:
Any showers ending in the evening, otherwise partly cloudy and comfortable
Low: 58
Wind: Light and Variable

FRIDAY:
Variable cloudiness and warm with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing, mainly in the afternoon
High: 81
Wind: WSW 5-10 MPH

SATURDAY:
Partly sunny and warm; slight chance for a shower in the afternoon
Low: 60
High: 81

SUNDAY:
Partly sunny and warm
Low: 59
High: 82

MONDAY:
Partly sunny and warm with a chance for showers and thunderstorms
Low: 61
High: 82

TUESDAY:
Partly sunny and warm with a chance for showers and thunderstorms
Low: 60
High: 82

WEDNESDAY:
Variable cloudiness with scattered showers and thunderstorms
Low: 63
High: 79

- Last Updated By: Meteorologist Karin Swanson on Jul 31, 2014, 11:10 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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