Thunderstorms in Florida and Central U.S.; Fire Weather Threats in North Plains

Strong to severe storms may linger in Florida as a slow moving cold front continues east. A weather system in the Central U.S. may produce strong thunderstorms in the Middle Mississippi Valley. A Canadian cold front will produce gusty winds and critical fire weather threats in the North Plains. Fire weather threats are also elevated in Guam. Heavy rain could cause flash flooding in Hawaii. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Sparta Community-Hunter Field Airport (KSAR)

Lat: 38.15°NLon: 89.7°WElev: 528ft.

Overcast

55°F

13°C

Humidity 72%
Wind Speed S 9 mph
Barometer 30.14 in
Dewpoint 46°F (8°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill53°F (12°C)
Last update 6 May 8:44 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Chester IL

  • Today

    Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 4pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 67. South wind 7 to 17 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 67 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, with a low around 42. West wind 5 to 15 mph.

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    Low: 42 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 70. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    High: 70 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 49 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. Light east wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 62 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  Low around 55. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Showers

    Low: 55 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  High near 70. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Showers

    High: 70 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 45 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 62.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 62 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 67. South wind 7 to 17 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, with a low around 42. West wind 5 to 15 mph.
Friday
Increasing clouds, with a high near 70. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Friday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Saturday
Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. Light east wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 55. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Sunday
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 70. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45.
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near 62.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 63.
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Point Forecast:
Chester IL
 37.92°N 89.84°W (Elev. 561 ft)
8:56 am CDT May 6, 2021
9am CDT May 6, 2021-6pm CDT May 12, 2021
 
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