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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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Current conditions at

Ketchikan, Ketchikan International Airport (PAKT)

Lat: 55.36°NLon: 131.71°WElev: 89ft.

Partly Cloudy

60°F

16°C

Humidity 65%
Wind Speed NW 12 mph
Barometer 30.06 in (1018.1 mb)
Dewpoint 48°F (9°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 3 Sep 12:53 pm AKDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles SE Bell Island Hot Springs AK

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 61. Northeast wind around 15 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 61 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 45. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph after midnight.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 45 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 54. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    High: 54 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Rain likely after 1am.  Cloudy, with a low around 46. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Cloudy then
    Rain Likely

    Low: 46 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Rain, mainly before 1pm, then showers after 1pm.  High near 58. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%.

    Rain

    High: 58 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Showers, mainly before 1am.  Low around 46. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Showers

    Low: 46 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Rain likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 56. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Rain Likely

    High: 56 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Rain likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 47.

    Rain Likely

    Low: 47 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: Rain likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 57.

    Rain Likely

    High: 57 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Sunny, with a high near 61. Northeast wind around 15 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 45. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph after midnight.
Friday
Increasing clouds, with a high near 54. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.
Friday Night
Rain likely after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 46. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday
Rain, mainly before 1pm, then showers after 1pm. High near 58. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Saturday Night
Showers, mainly before 1am. Low around 46. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Sunday
Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 56. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday Night
Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 47.
Labor Day
Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 57.
Monday Night
Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 48.
Tuesday
Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57.
Tuesday Night
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Wednesday
Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 57.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles SE Bell Island Hot Springs AK
 55.92°N 131.52°W (Elev. 0 ft)
10:24 am AKDT Sep 3, 2015
1pm AKDT Sep 3, 2015-6pm AKDT Sep 9, 2015
 
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