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FOX 47'S Seven Day Forecast

Today will be partly sunny and not quite as cold. High temperatures will top out around 20 degrees.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy and not as cold. There is a chance for light snow, mainly later at night. Low temperatures will fall to the lower teens by morning. Sunday will be mostly cloudy with light snow and flurries; minor accumulations of 1-2" are possible, mainly south of Madison. High temperatures will reach the middle 20s on Sunday.

On Monday, we will be in between two storm systems. Expect partly sunny skies and continued cold weather with high temperatures near 30 degrees.

A strong area of low pressure will develop to our southwest, and move through southern Wisconsin on Tuesday. Skies will turn mostly cloudy on Monday night, and light snow will develop, possibly mixing with sleet and freezing rain toward Tuesday morning. The mixed precipitation should change to rain and isolated thunderstorms on Tuesday, especially south of Madison, as temperatures climb above freezing early in the day, rising to the middle to upper 30s in the afternoon. A cold front will sweep through Wisconsin late in the day, causing temperatures fall again Tuesday evening, changing rain and any mixed precipitation back to snow before tapering to flurries overnight into early Wednesday morning. Some snow accumulation may be possible.

Much colder air will continue to sweep through Wisconsin on Wednesday. Skies will be variably cloudy, but it will be breezy and much colder with a chance for flurries. High temperatures will start out in the middle teens early in the day, but should will slowly fall into the single digits in the afternoon. Skies will turn mostly clear and it will turn bitterly cold on Wednesday night, with low temperatures falling to the middle single digits below zero and wind chills dropping to -10 to -20. Thursday will be partly sunny and very cold again with highs in the middle to upper teens.

Temperatures will moderate quickly on Friday, with partly sunny skies and breezy southwesterly winds pushing high temperatures back into the middle 30s.

We should actually see near-normal temperatures for next weekend. Skies will be partly sunny for both Saturday and Sunday with high temperatures in the upper 30s.

TODAY:
Partly sunny and not quite as cold.
High: 20
Wind: S 8-15 MPH

TONIGHT:
Becoming mostly cloudy and not as cold with a chance for light snow toward morning.
Low: 12
Wind: S 6-12 MPH

SUNDAY:
Mostly cloudy and cold with light snow and flurries; minor accumulations of 1-2" are possible, mainly south of Madison.
High: 26
Wind: S to W 8-15 MPH

SUNDAY NIGHT:
Mostly cloudy with any flurries ending, then becoming partly cloudy and cold.
Low: 10
Wind: W/NW 6-12 MPH

MONDAY:
Partly sunny (becoming mostly cloudy with light snow developing at night, possibly mixed with sleet and freezing rain by morning). 
High: 30
Wind: NW to S 6-12 MPH

TUESDAY:
Mostly cloudy and breezy with snow and mixed precipitation changing to rain, especially south of Madison; an isolated thunderstorm is possible. Precipitation changing to snow in the evening and tapering to flurries overnight. Some snow accumulation is possible.
Low: 25; temperatures nearly steady/slowly rising into the lower 30s by morning
High: 36

WEDNESDAY:
Variable cloudiness, windy, and much colder with a chance for flurries (becoming mostly clear and bitterly cold overnight).
Low: 12
High: 14; temperatures nearly steady/slowly falling into the single digits in the afternoon

THURSDAY:
Mostly sunny and unseasonably cold.
Low: -4; Wind Chills: -10 to -20 in the morning
High: 17

FRIDAY:
Partly sunny, becoming breezy, and milder.
Low: 9
High: 35

SATURDAY:
Partly sunny and pleasant.
Low: 19
High: 39

SUNDAY:
Partly sunny and seasonably cold.
Low: 17
High: 37  

- Last Updated By: Meteorologist Gary Cannalte on Feb 27, 2015, 11:24 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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