Heat Building and Strong to Severe Storms

A building ridge of high pressure will produce possible record heat and extremely humid conditions over the next several days. The summer heat wave is already present in the south Plains, will expand across the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast and then shift into the Desert Southwest. Meanwhile, a cold front may trigger strong to severe storms w/ heavy rain from the Great Lakes to the south-central Plains Read More >

Current conditions at

Wilmington, New Castle County Airport (KILG)

Lat: 39.67°NLon: 75.61°WElev: 72ft.

Fair

81°F

27°C

Humidity 91%
Wind Speed S 8 mph
Barometer 29.97 in (1014.8 mb)
Dewpoint 78°F (26°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index89°F (32°C)
Last update 17 Aug 8:51 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Elsmere DE

Excessive Heat Watch until August 21, 07:00pm
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Excessive Heat Watch
  •  
    Excessive Heat Watch until August 21, 07:00pm

    NOW until
    7:00pm Wed

    Excessive Heat Watch

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Areas of fog after 2am.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Areas
    Fog

    Low: 73 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm.  Areas of fog before 10am.  Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Areas Fog
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 91 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm.  Patchy fog after 2am.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. South wind 3 to 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 73 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Patchy fog before 8am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 101. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Patchy Fog
    then Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 93 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. South wind 3 to 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 75 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 93. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 93 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 73 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Showers
    Likely

    High: 91 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Areas of fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. South wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday
Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 101. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.
Monday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. South wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 93. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 2am, then a chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Thursday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 81.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 61.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 82.
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Point Forecast:
Elsmere DE
 39.74°N 75.6°W (Elev. 98 ft)
6:41 pm EDT Aug 17, 2019
9pm EDT Aug 17, 2019-6pm EDT Aug 24, 2019
 
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