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Dangerous heat continues across parts of the Pacific Northwest

Unusually hot weather will persist on Friday and into the weekend across parts of the Pacific Northwest, with high temperatures on Friday in the 90s to around 100 degrees for many locations. Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect across the region. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside, and know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
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Current conditions at

Fitchburg, Fitchburg Municipal Airport (KFIT)

Lat: 42.55°NLon: 71.76°WElev: 348ft.

Fair

85°F

29°C

Humidity 35%
Wind Speed NW 13 G 21 mph
Barometer 29.78 in (1008.4 mb)
Dewpoint 54°F (12°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index84°F (29°C)
Last update 31 Jul 4:52 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Gardner MA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 61. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    Low: 61 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 4pm and 5pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. West wind 5 to 7 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Mostly Sunny
    then
    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 80 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 9pm.  Areas of fog after 5am.  Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 59. West wind around 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms then
    Areas Fog

    Low: 59 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Areas of fog before 7am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Southwest wind 5 to 11 mph.

    Areas Fog
    then Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 81 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Southwest wind around 8 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 62 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms between 10pm and 1am, then a chance of showers after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 64 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 80 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 58 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Increasing clouds, with a low around 61. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
Saturday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 4pm and 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. West wind 5 to 7 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday Night
Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Areas of fog after 5am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 59. West wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday
Areas of fog before 7am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Southwest wind 5 to 11 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Southwest wind around 8 mph.
Monday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms between 10pm and 1am, then a chance of showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.
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Point Forecast:
Gardner MA
 42.59°N 71.97°W (Elev. 1152 ft)
3:56 pm EDT Jul 31, 2015
5pm EDT Jul 31, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 7, 2015
 
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