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Heat continues across parts of central, eastern U.S.

Higher-than-normal temperatures will continue across parts of the central and eastern U.S. on Thursday with afternoon highs reaching 20-25 degrees above normal for some locations. One of the warmest areas will be the northern Plains, where high temperatures could reach 100 degrees. Remember to limit time spent outside during excessive heat and take proper precautions to avoid heat-related illness.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago/Waukegan Regional Airport (KUGN)

Lat: 42.43°NLon: 87.86°WElev: 709ft.

A Few Clouds

87°F

31°C

Humidity 59%
Wind Speed SW 6 mph
Barometer 29.87 in (1010.2 mb)
Dewpoint 71°F (22°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index93°F (34°C)
Last update 3 Sep 3:55 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Wadsworth IL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. North northwest wind around 5 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 7pm and 10pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light north  after midnight.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 66 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 81 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. East wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 66 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the morning.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 71 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 84.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. North northwest wind around 5 mph.
Tonight
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 7pm and 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light north after midnight.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. East wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the morning.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Labor Day
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Wednesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 74.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.
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Point Forecast:
Wadsworth IL
 42.43°N 87.93°W
4:16 pm CDT Sep 3, 2015
4pm CDT Sep 3, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 10, 2015
 
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