On July 7, 2015, NWS implemented changes to the icons depicted on all of its point-forecast pages. Changes include new icon images with increased clarity, 6-hour increments for rapidly changing weather and new color blocks to highlight forecast hazards.

A page depicting all of the new icon images can be accessed here: www.weather.gov/forecast-icons

Changes to the icons were based on analysis of 6,700 public comments collected in 2014. Also, many of these changes are based on the results of a research project led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Users are encouraged to continue to provide comments regarding these changes via email at icons@noaa.gov. NWS will continue to analyze incoming feedback and refine the icons as necessary. Any substantial change to the icons will be facilitated through the NWS public comment/review process.

Hot Weather Over Much of the U.S.

Tuesday may be the first day of September, but it will feel more like July in much of the country. Highs in the low to mid 90s will be common from the central and southern Plains across the southeast and into the mid-Atlantic. Highs over 100 will be common in the desert southwest. The hot weather is expected to continue in many areas through the Labor Day weekend.

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Joliet Regional Airport (KJOT)

Lat: 41.52°NLon: 88.18°WElev: 572ft.




Humidity 98%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.05 in
Dewpoint 70°F (21°C)
Visibility 3.00 mi
Last update 1 Sep 12:55 am CDT

Detailed Forecast

Rest Of Tonight
Mostly clear in the late evening and early morning then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds around 5 mph.
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog early in the morning. Very warm and muggy. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear. Muggy. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly sunny. Continued very warm and muggy. Highs around 90. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Continued muggy. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.
Friday Night Through Labor Day
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. Highs in the upper 80s.

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Additional Resources

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