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Critical Fire Weather Conditions from Great Basin to Northern Rockies

Parts of the western U.S. will return to dry and windy conditions on Wednesday which will lead to the potential for rapid fire spread. There are numerous ongoing wildfires in this part of the country. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for portions of several states including California, Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana.
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Current conditions at

Rockford, Greater Rockford Airport (KRFD)

Lat: 42.19°NLon: 89.09°WElev: 735ft.

Mostly Cloudy

72°F

22°C

Humidity 87%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.04 in (1016.7 mb)
Dewpoint 68°F (20°C)
Visibility 8.00 mi
Last update 2 Sep 12:54 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles WSW Garden Prairie IL

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 97. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 91 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. South southwest wind around 5 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 68 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 88 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. South southeast wind around 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 89 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Southwest wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 97. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. South southwest wind around 5 mph.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. South southeast wind around 5 mph.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Labor Day
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles WSW Garden Prairie IL
 42.25°N 88.8°W
12:17 am CDT Sep 2, 2015
1am CDT Sep 2, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 8, 2015
 
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