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Erika dissipates, Eastern Pacific tropics remain active

Erika has dissipated as a tropical cyclone and the National Hurricane Center has discontinued advisories for the system. The remnants of Erika could still produce rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches or more, along with gusty winds, across southern and central Florida beginning on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Eastern Pacific remains active, with advisories continuing to be issued for Jimena and Ignacio.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Marion - Williamson County Regional Airport (KMWA)

Lat: 37.77°NLon: 89.01°WElev: 486ft.

Overcast

81°F

27°C

Humidity 70%
Wind Speed S 14 mph
Barometer 30.08 in
Dewpoint 70°F (21°C)
Visibility 15.00 mi
Heat Index85°F (29°C)
Last update 29 Aug 11:52 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Benton IL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. South southwest wind around 9 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 85 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 68 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 85 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. South southeast wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. South wind 3 to 5 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 86 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Light south southeast wind.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. South southeast wind 3 to 5 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Light southeast wind.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 69 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 89 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. South southwest wind around 9 mph.
Tonight
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind 3 to 6 mph.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 5 to 8 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. South southeast wind 3 to 6 mph.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. South wind 3 to 5 mph.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Light south southeast wind.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. South southeast wind 3 to 5 mph.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Light southeast wind.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Calm wind.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Light east northeast wind.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Light east wind.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming east northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
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Point Forecast:
Benton IL
 38°N 88.93°W
11:16 am CDT Aug 29, 2015
12pm CDT Aug 29, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 4, 2015
 
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