Severe Storms and Flash Flooding in the Midwest: Critical Fire Weather Threats in the West

Strong to severe storms with damaging winds, large hail, and locally heavy rain will be possible from the Central Plains to the Mid-South and the Great Lakes as a cold front moves eastward. An organized area of thunderstorms may produce a greater severe threat, including a derecho with winds up to 100 mph across parts of Iowa, Illinois, and southern Wisconsin. Read More >

Current conditions at

Pontiac Municipal Airport (KPNT)

Lat: 40.92°NLon: 88.62°WElev: 650ft.

Mostly Cloudy and Windy

88°F

31°C

Humidity 68%
Wind Speed NW 38 G 54 mph
Barometer 29.99 in
Dewpoint 76°F (24°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index99°F (37°C)
Last update 10 Aug 3:15 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

6 Miles WSW Saunemin IL

Severe T-storm Watch until August 10, 07:00pm
Severe T-storm Warning until August 10, 03:45pm
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Severe T-storm Watch
Severe T-storm Warning
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    Severe T-storm Watch until August 10, 07:00pm
    Severe T-storm Warning until August 10, 03:45pm

    NOW: Multiple
    hazards in effect

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  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Showers and thunderstorms. Some storms could be severe, with large hail and damaging winds.  High near 90. Heat index values as high as 102. West southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Severe
    Thunderstorms

    High: 90 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm. Some of the storms could be severe.  Low around 68. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming west northwest after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Severe
    Thunderstorms
    then Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 68 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. North wind around 5 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Mostly Sunny

    High: 81 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. East wind around 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 61 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 10 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 66 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 65 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Showers and thunderstorms. Some storms could be severe, with large hail and damaging winds. High near 90. Heat index values as high as 102. West southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm. Some of the storms could be severe. Low around 68. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. North wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. East wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 10 mph.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Thursday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Friday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Saturday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
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Point Forecast:
6 Miles WSW Saunemin IL
 40.86°N 88.5°W
3:17 pm CDT Aug 10, 2020
3pm CDT Aug 10, 2020-6pm CDT Aug 16, 2020
 
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