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Tropics Continue Active

The tropics continue active this weekend, with Tropical Storm Erika moving west-northwestward near Cuba, and three named storms in the Pacific: Ignacio, Jimena, and Kilo. Interests in an near Florida should monitor Erika, and interests in and near the main Hawaiian Islands should monitor Ignacio.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Rockford, Greater Rockford Airport (KRFD)

Lat: 42.19°NLon: 89.09°WElev: 735ft.

Rain Fog/Mist

64°F

18°C

Humidity 90%
Wind Speed S 12 mph
Barometer 30.04 in (1016.9 mb)
Dewpoint 61°F (16°C)
Visibility 3.00 mi
Last update 29 Aug 3:54 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Rockford IL

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  Low around 63. Southeast wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Showers

    Low: 63 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 10am, then scattered showers between 10am and 4pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 4pm.  High near 75. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Showers then
    Scattered
    Showers

    High: 75 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A slight chance of thunderstorms before 7pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm.  Chance of precipitation is 10%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 63 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 81 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm  after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 63 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 85 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 65 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 67 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 63. Southeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 10am, then scattered showers between 10am and 4pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. High near 75. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
A slight chance of thunderstorms before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 65.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Tuesday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Wednesday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Thursday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
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Point Forecast:
Rockford IL
 42.28°N 89.06°W
3:16 am CDT Aug 29, 2015
4am CDT Aug 29, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 4, 2015
 
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