Severe thunderstorms and locally heavy rain possible for portions of the plains

A stationary front will keep scattered showers and thunderstorms in the forecast today and Thursday for much of the plains. Some thunderstorms may be severe today across portions of the central/northern High Plains. Atrong storms are also possible in northern New England today. Hot temperatures will continue across portions of the Desert Southwest and Inter-mountain West.
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Current conditions at

Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon Airport (KMVN)

Lat: 38.32°NLon: 88.87°WElev: 479ft.

Fair

79°F

26°C

Humidity 32%
Wind Speed NW 3 mph
Barometer 30.11 in
Dewpoint 46°F (8°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index79°F (26°C)
Last update 29 Jun 2:35 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles NNW Benton IL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 80. North northeast wind around 6 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 80 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 60. North northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 60 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the morning.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 66 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. North wind 5 to 7 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 85 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. North wind around 7 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 63 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. East wind 5 to 7 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 79 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Cloudy, with a low around 65. East northeast wind 5 to 7 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 65 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. East southeast wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 83 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Sunny, with a high near 80. North northeast wind around 6 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 60. North northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the morning.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. North wind 5 to 7 mph.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. North wind around 7 mph.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. East wind 5 to 7 mph.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 65. East northeast wind 5 to 7 mph.
Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. East southeast wind 5 to 8 mph.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. East southeast wind 7 to 9 mph becoming south after midnight.
Independence Day
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. South southwest wind around 9 mph.
Monday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. West southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.
Tuesday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. West wind 5 to 8 mph.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles NNW Benton IL
 38.05°N 88.96°W
2:16 pm CDT Jun 29, 2016
2pm CDT Jun 29, 2016-6pm CDT Jul 5, 2016
 
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