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FOX 47'S Seven Day Forecast

Tonight will be mostly clear and bitterly cold. Temperatures will fall to the upper single digits by late evening. Overnight low temperatures will fall to zero or just below zero by morning, with wind chills from -5 to -15.

Thursday will be mostly sunny and continued very cold. High temperatures will reach the upper teens. Skies will turn mostly cloudy on Thursday night as a low pressure system passes through Wisconsin. Scattered flurries will be possible. After the system passes, skies will become partly sunny Friday, and it will be breezy and turning colder. High temperatures will reach the upper teens on Friday morning, but will hold steady or fall into the middle teens by late in the afternoon.

Another shot of bitterly cold air will arrive from Friday night into Saturday. Low temperatures on Saturday morning will drop to the middle single digits below zero, while wind chills drop to as cold as -10 to -25. Saturday will be mostly sunny and bitterly cold with high temperatures only topping out near 10 degrees. After low temperatures fall to around zero very early Sunday morning, temperatures will begin to rise. Skies will be mostly cloudy Sunday, and it will be breezy and not as cold with snow showers developing. High temperatures will return to near 20 degrees. Minor snowfall accumulation is possible through Sunday night.

Next week, temperatures will begin to moderate. Monday will be mostly cloudy and breezy with a few flurries. High temperatures will reach the upper 20s. Tuesday will be variably cloudy and seasonably cold with a chance for flurries. High temperatures will be around 30 degrees. Skies will become mostly cloudy on Tuesday night with snow showers developing. Wednesday will be mostly cloudy and seasonably cold with snow showers tapering to flurries. High temperatures will be in the lower 30s.

TONIGHT:
Mostly clear and bitterly cold again.
Low: -2; Wind Chills: -5 to -15 by morning
Wind: NW 5-10 MPH

THURSDAY:
Mostly sunny and continued very cold.
High: 17
Wind: W/NW 6-12 MPH

THURSDAY NIGHT:
Becoming mostly cloudy and not quite as cold with a slight chance for flurries.
Low: 7
Wind: W 6-12 MPH

FRIDAY:
Becoming partly sunny, breezy, and turning colder.
High: 18; temperatures steady/slowly falling into the middle teens in the afternoon
Wind: NW 10-20 MPH

SATURDAY:
Mostly sunny and bitterly cold.
Low: -5; Wind Chills: -10 to -25 in the morning
High: 10

SUNDAY:
Mostly cloudy, breezy, and not as cold with light snow developing (minor snow accumulation is possible through Sunday night).
Low: 0; temperatures nearly steady/slowly rising overnight
High: 20

MONDAY:
Mostly cloudy, breezy, and not as cold with a few flurries.
Low: 15
High: 29

TUESDAY:
Variable cloudiness and seasonably cold with a few flurries (becoming mostly cloudy with snow showers likely at night).
Low: 16
High: 30

WEDNESDAY:
Mostly cloudy and seasonably cold with snow showers tapering to flurries.
Low: 17
High: 31

- Last Updated By: Meteorologist Karin Swanson on Feb 10, 2016, 2:16 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.

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FOX 47 METEOROLOGIST

Karin Swanson
Karin Swanson
FOX 47 Meteorologist

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