Severe Thunderstorms in the Upper Midwest; Excessive Heat in the Central U.S.

Severe thunderstorms, capable of severe wind (locally exceeding hurricane force), very large hail, flash flooding, and a few tornadoes, are possible late this afternoon into tonight across portions of the of the Upper Midwest into the southern Great Lakes. Excessive heat covers much of the central third of the country and is expected to persist into the weekend over the south-central states. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Wilmington, New Castle County Airport (KILG)

Lat: 39.67°NLon: 75.61°WElev: 72ft.

Fair

85°F

29°C

Humidity 53%
Wind Speed NW 5 mph
Barometer 29.99 in (1015.4 mb)
Dewpoint 66°F (19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index87°F (31°C)
Last update 28 Jul 12:51 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

New Castle DE

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 87 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then a slight chance of showers after 4am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Southeast wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 70 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. South wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Heavy Rain

    High: 86 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    T-storms
    Likely then
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 72 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 86 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 61 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 82.

    Sunny

    High: 82 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 65 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of showers after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    Showers

    High: 85 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Tonight
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then a slight chance of showers after 4am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 61.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 82.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 65.
Sunday
A chance of showers after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 82.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
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Point Forecast:
New Castle DE
 39.67°N 75.56°W (Elev. 3 ft)
10:11 am EDT Jul 28, 2021
1pm EDT Jul 28, 2021-6pm EDT Aug 3, 2021
 
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