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FOX 47'S Seven Day Forecast

This afternoon will be partly sunny, very warm, and humid with a very slight chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm later this afternoon. High temperatures will be in the middle 80s, with heat index readings near 90 degrees. Tonight will be variably cloudy, very mild and humid with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Areas of fog may develop, and temperatures will fall into the upper 60s by early Friday morning.

As we head toward the Memorial Day weekend, a storm system will develop to the west of Wisconsin on Friday and should move to our north on Saturday. Friday and Saturday will be mostly cloudy, warm and humid with widely scattered showers and thunderstorms. High temperatures will be near 80. The chances for rain will decrease later in the weekend although a shower or thunderstorm can't be ruled out. Sunday will become partly sunny, warm and humid with a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm, mainly in the morning. High temperatures will reach the lower 80s. Memorial Day Monday will be partly sunny, warm and humid with a very slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm. High temperatures will reach the middle 80s.

The weather will remain warm and humid beyond the holiday as well. Tuesday will be partly sunny, warm and humid with a chance of showers and thunderstorms developing late in the day or overnight. High temperatures will reach the middle 80s. A cold front will move through Wisconsin on Wednesday, bringing mostly cloudy skies, and warm and humid weather with scattered showers and thunderstorms. High temperatures will be in the lower 80s.

It will be a little cooler and less humid late in the week with partly sunny skies and highs in the mid 70s Thursday and Friday.

THIS AFTERNOON:
Partly sunny, very warm and humid with a slight chance of an isolated thundershower.
High: 85; Heat Index: 85 to 90
Wind: SW 8-15 MPH

TONIGHT:
Variably cloudy, very mild and muggy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms and areas of fog developing.
Low: 67
Wind: S 5-10 MPH

FRIDAY:
Mostly cloudy, warm and humid with widely scattered showers and thunderstorms.
High: 80
Wind: S 8-15 MPH

FRIDAY NIGHT:
Mostly cloudy, very mild and humid with widely scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Low: 66
Wind: S 8-15 MPH

SATURDAY:
Mostly cloudy, warm and humid with widely scattered showers and thunderstorms.
High: 80
Wind: S 8-15 MPH

SUNDAY:
Becoming partly sunny, warm and humid with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the morning.
Low: 64
High: 83

MEMORIAL DAY (MONDAY):
Partly sunny, warm and humid with a very slight chance of an isolated thundershower.
Low: 61
High: 84

TUESDAY:
Partly sunny, very warm and humid with a chance of showers and thunderstorm developing late in the day or overnight.
Low: 61
High: 85

WEDNESDAY:
Mostly cloudy, warm and humid with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Low: 64
High: 83

THURSDAY:
Partly sunny, a little cooler and less humid.
Low: 57
High: 75

FRIDAY:
Variably cloudy and pleasant.
Low: 56
High: 75

NOTES:
The Storm Prediction Center says there is a MARGINAL RISK of severe thunderstorms today for the southern third of Minnesota, all of Iowa, all of Illinois, and all but far northwestern Wisconsin. A warm and humid air mass will continue to cover much of the Midwest.  Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms are possible. Hail and high winds will be the main threats.

- Last Updated By: Meteorologist Bob Lesh on May 26, 2016, 10:49 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.

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Karin Swanson
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