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Heat Wave in Central U.S.

Dangerous heat will continue in the Nation's mid-section on Tuesday. Combined with high humidity, this will lead to Heat Index temperatures ranging from 100 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit across parts of the Plains and mid-South. Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect. If you must be outside, slow down and drink plenty of water.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago / Wheeling, Pal-Waukee Airport (KPWK)

Lat: 42.12°NLon: 87.9°WElev: 646ft.

Fair

76°F

24°C

Humidity 74%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.02 in (1016.2 mb)
Dewpoint 67°F (19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index77°F (25°C)
Last update 28 Jul 7:52 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NE Palatine IL

  • Today

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 90. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 90 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am.  Increasing clouds, with a low around 73. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 73 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm.  Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 86. West northwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Clear, with a low around 63. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Clear

    Low: 63 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 87. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 87 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 65 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 88.

    Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 64 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 85.

    Sunny

    High: 85 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny, with a high near 90. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Tonight
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 73. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 86. West northwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Wednesday Night
Clear, with a low around 63. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 87. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 65.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 88.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 64.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 85.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Sunday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Monday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles NE Palatine IL
 42.13°N 88.01°W
8:16 am CDT Jul 28, 2015
8am CDT Jul 28, 2015-6pm CDT Aug 3, 2015
 
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