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Strong Thunderstorms Possible for Portions of the Great Lake States

Storms over the Great Lake States may contain heavy rain and strong winds. More thunderstorms are possible over the Desert Southwest and central Plains. High fire danger continues in the Great Basin. Very warm and humid conditions continue across the south, southeast and mid-Atlantic states.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Rockford, Greater Rockford Airport (KRFD)

Lat: 42.19°NLon: 89.09°WElev: 735ft.

A Few Clouds

88°F

31°C

Humidity 59%
Wind Speed W 8 mph
Barometer 29.90 in (1011.9 mb)
Dewpoint 72°F (22°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index95°F (35°C)
Last update 3 Sep 5:54 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Loves Park IL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 8pm and 10pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east after midnight.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 67 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Heat index values as high as 96. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 88 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. East southeast wind around 5 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 67 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Heat index values as high as 95. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 88 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind around 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 90 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 70 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 83 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 64 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 8pm and 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east after midnight.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Heat index values as high as 96. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. East southeast wind around 5 mph.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Heat index values as high as 95. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind around 5 mph.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
Sunday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Labor Day
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Wednesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 74.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.
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Point Forecast:
Loves Park IL
 42.34°N 89°W
5:17 pm CDT Sep 3, 2015
6pm CDT Sep 3, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 10, 2015
 
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