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Changes to the icons were based on analysis of 6,700 public comments collected in 2014. Also, many of these changes are based on the results of a research project led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Users are encouraged to continue to provide comments regarding these changes via email at icons@noaa.gov. NWS will continue to analyze incoming feedback and refine the icons as necessary. Any substantial change to the icons will be facilitated through the NWS public comment/review process.

Above-normal temperatures continue across much of U.S.

Temperatures will once again be above-normal, in some cases by as much as 15-20 degrees, across much of the contiguous U.S. on Wednesday. Afternoon highs are forecast to reach into the mid to upper 90s across the Great Plains, as well as parts of the southern U.S. and mid-Atlantic. Take precautions if you plan to spend extended time outside.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Rockford, Greater Rockford Airport (KRFD)

Lat: 42.19°NLon: 89.09°WElev: 735ft.

Mostly Cloudy

84°F

29°C

Humidity 61%
Wind Speed W 7 mph
Barometer 29.97 in (1014.3 mb)
Dewpoint 69°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index88°F (31°C)
Last update 2 Sep 5:54 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Chicago Rockford International Airport IL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind around 5 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 70 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 88 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. South southwest wind around 5 mph becoming east southeast after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 88 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 69 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 89 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 69 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind around 5 mph.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. South southwest wind around 5 mph becoming east southeast after midnight.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Labor Day
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
Monday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Wednesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 77.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago Rockford International Airport IL
 42.19°N 89.09°W
6:22 pm CDT Sep 2, 2015
6pm CDT Sep 2, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 9, 2015
 
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