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Dangerous heat continues across lower Miss. Valley, Deep South

High temperatures and dew points will persist Thursday into Friday across parts of the lower Miss. Valley & Deep South, creating dangerous heat index values in excess of 110 degrees for some locations. Heat Advisories & Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect across the region. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside & know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
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Current conditions at

Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon Airport (KMVN)

Lat: 38.32°NLon: 88.87°WElev: 479ft.

Fair

82°F

28°C

Humidity 51%
Wind Speed NE 7 mph
Barometer 30.16 in
Dewpoint 63°F (17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index83°F (28°C)
Last update 30 Jul 10:55 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles NNW Benton IL

  • Today

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 88. North wind 5 to 7 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Clear, with a low around 64. Light west northwest wind.

    Clear

    Low: 64 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming west northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 89 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 67. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 67 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 87. Northwest wind 3 to 8 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 87 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 64 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 69. South southwest wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 69 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. West southwest wind 5 to 9 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 90 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny, with a high near 88. North wind 5 to 7 mph.
Tonight
Clear, with a low around 64. Light west northwest wind.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming west northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 67. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 87. Northwest wind 3 to 8 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 64. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 69. South southwest wind around 5 mph.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. West southwest wind 5 to 9 mph.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. West wind around 5 mph becoming south southwest after midnight.
Tuesday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. North wind around 6 mph.
Tuesday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. East northeast wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. East wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west in the afternoon.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles NNW Benton IL
 38.05°N 88.96°W
10:28 am CDT Jul 30, 2015
11am CDT Jul 30, 2015-6pm CDT Aug 5, 2015
 
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