FOX 47'S Seven Day Forecast

A strong low pressure system will develop and move through the Midwest through Thursday. Skies will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms overnight. It will be mild with patchy fog possible. Temperatures will fall to the upper 50s by early Thursday.

Thursday will be mostly cloudy and mild with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. High temperatures will reach the lower 70s. A cold front will move through Wisconsin on Thursday night.

Behind the cold front, temperatures will cool down again. Friday will be mostly cloudy, windy, and much cooler with scattered showers. High temperatures will reach the middle 50s early in the day, but temperatures will hold steady or slowly fall, reaching the upper 40s by late afternoon.

The weekend weather will be quite cool with variably cloudy skies and a slight chance for showers. Saturday will be breezy with highs in the upper 40s. High temperatures will reach the lower 50s on Sunday. Low temperatures will be in the upper 30s.

Rain chances will continue Monday with highs in the lower 50s. Sunshine will return Tuesday and Wednesday with highs in the lower 60s, which is near normal for early October.

Mostly cloudy and milder with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms; patchy fog is possible.
Low: 57
Wind: S/SE 6-12 MPH

Mostly cloudy and mild with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
High: 72
Wind: S 8-15 MPH

Mostly cloudy and becoming breezy with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Low: 54
Wind: S 8-15 MPH to W 10-20 MPH

Mostly cloudy, windy, and much cooler with scattered showers. 
High: 56; temperatures steady/slowly falling into the upper 40s by late afternoon
Wind: W/NW 15-25 MPH

Variable cloudiness, breezy, and chilly with a slight chance for showers.
Low: 38
High: 49

Variable cloudiness and continued chilly with a chance for showers.
Low: 39
High: 53

Mostly cloudy, breezy, and continued chilly with scattered showers.
Low: 39
High: 53

Partly sunny and not quite as chilly.
Low: 41
High: 60

Partly sunny and seasonably cool.
Low: 42
High: 62

- Last Updated By: Meteorologist Karin Swanson on Oct 1, 2014, 8:03 PM

Weather Links

Here are some weather related links for you to surf by.

NOAA Climate Outlook

National Weather Service High/Low temps across the country.

Wisconsin State Climatology Office

Climate information resource for Wisconsin .

Wisconsin Road Conditions

Road conditions for the state of Wisconsin

International Space Station visibility

Naked-Eye Visibility Data for Madison, WI U.S.A.

National Climatic Data Center

(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

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

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

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

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

This link will give you summaries on meteor showers throughout the year.

Weather Calculators

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...

Click here for the latest ski conditions in Wisconsin and the Midwest.

"The real scoop on the snow"

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.


Karin Swanson
Karin Swanson
FOX 47 Meteorologist

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