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Heat continues across parts of central, eastern U.S.

Higher-than-normal temperatures will continue across parts of the central and eastern U.S. on Thursday with afternoon highs reaching 20-25 degrees above normal for some locations. One of the warmest areas will be the northern Plains, where high temperatures could reach 100 degrees. Remember to limit time spent outside during excessive heat and take proper precautions to avoid heat-related illness.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon Airport (KMVN)

Lat: 38.32°NLon: 88.87°WElev: 479ft.

Partly Cloudy

90°F

32°C

Humidity 52%
Wind Speed SW 8 mph
Barometer 30.02 in
Dewpoint 70°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index96°F (36°C)
Last update 3 Sep 11:55 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles NNW Benton IL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Sunny, with a high near 92. South wind 3 to 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    High: 92 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 70. Light south southwest wind.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 70 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 92. Light south southwest wind.

    Sunny

    High: 92 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 70. Light east wind.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 70 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 92 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 69. Light east wind.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 69 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 91. Light south wind.

    Sunny

    High: 91 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Light south southeast wind.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 70 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. South wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 88 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Sunny, with a high near 92. South wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 70. Light south southwest wind.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 92. Light south southwest wind.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 70. Light east wind.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 69. Light east wind.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 91. Light south wind.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Light south southeast wind.
Labor Day
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. South wind 3 to 6 mph.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Light south wind.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Light southeast wind.
Wednesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming southwest around 6 mph in the morning.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles NNW Benton IL
 38.05°N 88.96°W
11:28 am CDT Sep 3, 2015
12pm CDT Sep 3, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 9, 2015
 
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