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Thunderstorms possible across parts of Midwest, Southeast, Interior West on Friday

Thunderstorms are possible Friday across parts of the Midwest, Southeast and Interior West. Thunderstorms that develop in these areas should remain below severe limits, with the possible exception of northeastern North Dakota into northern Minnesota, where there is a Marginal Risk of severe thunderstorms on Friday.

Current conditions at

Rockford, Greater Rockford Airport (KRFD)

Lat: 42.19°NLon: 89.09°WElev: 735ft.




Humidity 84%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.12 in (1019.8 mb)
Dewpoint 55°F (13°C)
Visibility 7.00 mi
Last update 28 Aug 3:54 am CDT

Detailed Forecast

Mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers late in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms early in the evening...then showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the late evening and overnight. Lows in the lower 60s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.
Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph in the morning becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 60s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.
Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs around 80. East winds around 5 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear. Lows around 60.
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s.
Monday Night
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s.
Tuesday Through Thursday
Mostly clear. Highs in the upper 80s. Lows in the mid 60s.

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