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Elevated fire weather conditions persist on Tuesday

The risk for wildfires is elevated on Tuesday in portions of the Northwest. The combination of warm, windy and dry conditions will cause any fire that develops to potentially spread rapidly. These conditions are expected to persist through Tuesday evening. Numerous Red Flag Warnings have been issued.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Wilmington, New Castle County Airport (KILG)

Lat: 39.67°NLon: 75.61°WElev: 72ft.

Mostly Cloudy

73°F

23°C

Humidity 94%
Wind Speed NW 7 mph
Barometer 29.89 in (1012.0 mb)
Dewpoint 71°F (22°C)
Visibility 8.00 mi
Last update 4 Aug 4:51 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

New Castle DESimilar City Names

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Light southwest wind.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    Low: 71 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Southwest wind 8 to 13 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 92 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm  in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Scattered
    T-storms then
    Mostly Clear

    Low: 66 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 88. Light west wind increasing to 9 to 14 mph in the morning.

    Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 64 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A chance of showers after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    Showers

    High: 82 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 67 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 80 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 66 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Light southwest wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Southwest wind 8 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 88. Light west wind increasing to 9 to 14 mph in the morning.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 64. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.
Thursday
A chance of showers after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Thursday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 82.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
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Point Forecast:
New Castle DESimilar City Names
 39.67°N 75.56°W (Elev. 3 ft)
3:36 am EDT Aug 4, 2015
5am EDT Aug 4, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 10, 2015
 
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