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Rain for the Northwest

An unseasonably cool weather pattern is predicted for the remainder of the work week for portions of the Northwest. This will bring welcomed rain showers to portions of this region of the country as crews continue to fight large wildfires.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Sparta Community-Hunter Field Airport (KSAR)

Lat: 38.15°NLon: 89.7°WElev: 528ft.

Fair

70°F

21°C

Humidity 95%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.01 in
Dewpoint 68°F (20°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 3 Sep 3:35 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles NE Menard IL

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Clear, with a low around 68. Calm wind.

    Clear

    Low: 68 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 93 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 71. Light south wind.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 71 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 93. Light south wind.

    Sunny

    High: 93 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 71. Light southeast wind.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 71 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 94.

    Sunny

    High: 94 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 71.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 71 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 92 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 72 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Clear, with a low around 68. Calm wind.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 71. Light south wind.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 93. Light south wind.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 71. Light southeast wind.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 94.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 71.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.
Labor Day
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89.
Monday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles NE Menard IL
 37.99°N 89.81°W (Elev. 525 ft)
3:25 am CDT Sep 3, 2015
3am CDT Sep 3, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 9, 2015
 
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