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FOX 47'S Seven Day Forecast

It will be mostly cloudy and breezy overnight with scattered showers. Temperatures will fall to the upper 30s by morning.

Showers and a few thunderstorms are likely Thursday as a storm system and a cold front moves through the area. Highs will be in the upper 50s. The showers will come to an end Thursday night and skies will become partly cloudy overnight with lows dropping to the lower 40s. There is a chance for an isolated shower on Friday afternoon as a second cold front shifts southward through the state. Otherwise, expect partly sunny skies and slightly milder temperatures with highs in the lower to middle 60s.

The weather for the weekend will turn cooler again. Saturday will be partly sunny and breezy with highs only reaching the lower 50s. A slow-moving storm system will pass to our south during the first part of next week bringing windy and chilly weather. Scattered showers will develop Sunday, continue on Monday, and gradually end on Tuesday High temperatures will be within a couple of degrees of 50 through the period.

On Wednesday, we should see a little sunshine mixed in with the clouds, but it will remain windy and chilly. High temperatures will only reach the lower 50s.

OVERNIGHT:
Mostly cloudy, breezy, and not as cold with scattered rain showers.
Low: 38
Wind: E/SE 10-20 MPH

THURSDAY:
Mostly cloudy and windy with scattered showers and a few thunderstorms.
High: 57
Wind: SE 15-25 MPH

THURSDAY NIGHT:
Mostly cloudy with showers ending, then becoming partly cloudy overnight.
Low: 41
Wind: W/NW 8-15 MPH

FRIDAY:
Partly sunny, breezy, and a little milder with a slight chance for an afternoon shower.
High: 63
Wind: W/NW 10-20 MPH

SATURDAY:
Partly sunny, breezy, and cooler.
Low: 34
High: 52

SUNDAY:
Becoming mostly cloudy, windy, and chilly with scattered showers developing.
Low: 34
High: 51

MONDAY:
Mostly cloudy, windy, and continued chilly with occasional showers.
Low: 37
High: 50

TUESDAY:
Mostly cloudy, windy, and chilly with scattered showers ending.
Low: 36
High: 48

WEDNESDAY:
Variable cloudiness, windy, and still chilly.
Low: 33
High: 52

- Last Updated By: Meteorologist Karin Swanson on Apr 23, 2014, 9:56 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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