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Severe Thunderstorms & Heavy Rain in the Plains/Midwest; Clouds and Rain Threaten Eclipse Viewing for Some

While much of the nation observes today's eclipse, clouds threaten to obscure the view in parts of the Plains, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Southwest, and Southeast states. The weather could be more than just a nuisance in the north-central Plains and Midwest where scattered severe storms are possible this afternoon and evening. Very large hail, damaging wind gusts, and flash floods are possible. Read More >

Current conditions at

Mount Vernon Airport (KMVN)

Lat: 38.33°NLon: 88.85°WElev: 466ft.

87°F

31°C

Humidity 75%
Wind Speed S 5 mph
Barometer 30.04 in (1016.9 mb)
Dewpoint 78°F (26°C)
Visibility NA
Heat Index100°F (38°C)
Last update 21 Aug 4:56 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles NNW Benton IL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Isolated showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 90. South southwest wind around 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    High: 90 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 10pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind 5 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 74 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. Southwest wind around 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 84 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. West northwest wind around 6 mph becoming north after midnight.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 64 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 81. North wind around 7 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 81 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Clear, with a low around 59. North northeast wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Clear

    Low: 59 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 80. Northeast wind 3 to 7 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 80 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. East northeast wind around 6 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 59 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. East northeast wind around 7 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 79 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. South southwest wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. Southwest wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. West northwest wind around 6 mph becoming north after midnight.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 81. North wind around 7 mph.
Wednesday Night
Clear, with a low around 59. North northeast wind 3 to 6 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 80. Northeast wind 3 to 7 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 59. East northeast wind around 6 mph.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. East northeast wind around 7 mph.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. East northeast wind around 6 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. East northeast wind around 6 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. East northeast wind 3 to 5 mph.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. East northeast wind around 5 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. East northeast wind 3 to 5 mph.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Northeast wind 3 to 5 mph.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles NNW Benton IL
 38.05°N 88.96°W
2:28 pm CDT Aug 21, 2017
5pm CDT Aug 21, 2017-6pm CDT Aug 28, 2017
 
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