Severe Storms Expected Across Upper Midwest; Heat Advisories in the Plains

Strong to severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, large hail, heavy rain, and a few tornadoes are expected across the Upper Mississippi Valley, which includes the Twin Cities metro area. Meanwhile, heat advisories are in effect across the central and southern Plains, including the Kansas City metro area. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Joliet Regional Airport (KJOT)

Lat: 41.52°NLon: 88.18°WElev: 572ft.

Partly Cloudy

88°F

31°C

Humidity 60%
Wind Speed S 14 G 18 mph
Barometer 30.03 in
Dewpoint 73°F (23°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index95°F (35°C)
Last update 9 Aug 1:15 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Rockdale IL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Heat index values as high as 96. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 71 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Heat index values as high as 97. South southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 88 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 68 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming north northeast around 5 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 63 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 83.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 83 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 65 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 85 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Heat index values as high as 96. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Monday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Heat index values as high as 97. South southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Monday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming north northeast around 5 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
Thursday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
Friday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
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Point Forecast:
Rockdale IL
 41.52°N 88.11°W
1:15 pm CDT Aug 9, 2020
1pm CDT Aug 9, 2020-6pm CDT Aug 15, 2020
 
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