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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.

Fair

58°F

14°C

Humidity 75%
Wind Speed NW 9 mph
Barometer 30.06 in (1018.1 mb)
Dewpoint 50°F (10°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 3 Sep 10:53 am AKDT
Extended Forecast for

7 Miles ENE Bell Island Hot Springs AK

  • Today

    Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 63 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 48. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable  in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 48 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 60. Light east wind becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    High: 60 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Rain likely after 1am.  Cloudy, with a low around 53. Northeast wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Cloudy then
    Rain Likely

    Low: 53 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Rain, mainly before 1pm, then showers likely after 1pm.  High near 57. Northeast wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Rain

    High: 57 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Showers likely, mainly before 1am.  Cloudy, with a low around 51. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 51 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Rain likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 55. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Rain Likely

    High: 55 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Rain likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 51.

    Rain Likely

    Low: 51 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: Rain likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 56.

    Rain Likely

    High: 56 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 48. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
Friday
Increasing clouds, with a high near 60. Light east wind becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night
Rain likely after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 53. Northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday
Rain, mainly before 1pm, then showers likely after 1pm. High near 57. Northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Saturday Night
Showers likely, mainly before 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 51. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday
Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 55. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday Night
Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 51.
Labor Day
Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 56.
Monday Night
Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 50.
Tuesday
Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56.
Tuesday Night
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Wednesday
Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 56.
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Point Forecast:
7 Miles ENE Bell Island Hot Springs AK
 55.98°N 131.39°W (Elev. 820 ft)
10:24 am AKDT Sep 3, 2015
11am AKDT Sep 3, 2015-6pm AKDT Sep 9, 2015
 
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