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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.

Mostly Cloudy

63°F

17°C

Humidity 84%
Wind Speed S 7 mph
Barometer 30.03 in (1016.4 mb)
Dewpoint 58°F (14°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 31 Jul 5:54 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Rockford IL

  • Today

    Today: Scattered showers, mainly before 8am.  Sunny, with a high near 87. 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.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    Showers then
    Sunny and
    Breezy

    High: 87 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: 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 88. West wind 5 to 15 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

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

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 64 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 65 °F

  • Monday

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

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 60 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 79 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Scattered showers, mainly before 8am. Sunny, with a high near 87. 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. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tonight
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 88. West wind 5 to 15 mph.
Saturday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Monday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.
Tuesday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Wednesday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 76.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Thursday
A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 77.
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Point Forecast:
Rockford IL
 42.28°N 89.06°W
5:49 am CDT Jul 31, 2015
6am CDT Jul 31, 2015-6pm CDT Aug 6, 2015
 
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