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Dangerous heat continues across parts of the Pacific Northwest

Unusually hot weather will persist through Friday afternoon across parts of the Pacific Northwest, with high temperatures in the 90s to around 100 degrees in 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

Rockford, Greater Rockford Airport (KRFD)

Lat: 42.19°NLon: 89.09°WElev: 735ft.

Fair

79°F

26°C

Humidity 52%
Wind Speed W 7 mph
Barometer 30.02 in (1016.1 mb)
Dewpoint 60°F (16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index80°F (27°C)
Last update 30 Jul 7:54 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Chicago Rockford International Airport IL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Clear, with a low around 63. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Clear

    Low: 63 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 89. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

    Sunny then
    Sunny and
    Breezy

    High: 89 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 60 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. West wind 5 to 15 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 64 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 66 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 85 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 61 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Clear, with a low around 63. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 89. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 60. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. West wind 5 to 15 mph.
Saturday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Monday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
Monday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Tuesday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Wednesday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago Rockford International Airport IL
 42.19°N 89.09°W
7:38 pm CDT Jul 30, 2015
8pm CDT Jul 30, 2015-6pm CDT Aug 6, 2015
 
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