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Severe weather possible for parts of Midwest, New England

There is a Slight Risk of severe thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and evening across parts of the Midwest, from southeastern NE and extreme northeastern KS across northern MO and much of IA and into extreme portions of southeastern MN and southwestern WI. A Marginal Risk of severe thunderstorms extends from southwestern KS to northern MN and Lake Superior, as well as across northern New England.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Rockford, Greater Rockford Airport (KRFD)

Lat: 42.19°NLon: 89.09°WElev: 735ft.

Overcast

85°F

29°C

Humidity 68%
Wind Speed SW 8 mph
Barometer 29.98 in (1014.7 mb)
Dewpoint 73°F (23°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index92°F (33°C)
Last update 28 Jul 1:54 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles WSW Rockford IL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Heat index values as high as 96. South southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 1am and 4am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 72 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7am.  Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 84. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Clear, with a low around 60. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Clear

    Low: 60 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 88. West wind 5 to 15 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 62 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 87.

    Sunny

    High: 87 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 63 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 85.

    Sunny

    High: 85 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Heat index values as high as 96. South southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 1am and 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7am. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 84. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Wednesday Night
Clear, with a low around 60. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 88. West wind 5 to 15 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 62.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 87.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 63.
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 85.
Sunday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Monday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles WSW Rockford IL
 42.26°N 89.09°W
2:20 pm CDT Jul 28, 2015
2pm CDT Jul 28, 2015-6pm CDT Aug 3, 2015
 
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