Dangerous Heat Wave in the West Expanding Eastward; Severe Weather in the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest

Dangerous and record-breaking heat will continue for much of the West through Saturday, and expand over central and eastern portions of the country through this weekend. Locally heavy rainfall and flash flooding will continue along the coastal Mid-Atlantic and in the Four Corners region. Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible across portions of the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Rockford, Greater Rockford Airport (KRFD)

Lat: 42.19°NLon: 89.09°WElev: 735ft.

Mostly Cloudy

77°F

25°C

Humidity 77%
Wind Speed SE 7 mph
Barometer 30.17 in (1021.1 mb)
Dewpoint 69°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index79°F (26°C)
Last update 13 Jul 8:54 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles ENE Rockford IL

  • Today

    Today: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 11am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 88. South wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    High: 88 °F

    Isolated
    T-storms

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Low: 72 °F

    Chance
    T-storms

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 101. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    High: 92 °F

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

  • Sunday Night

    Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Low: 72 °F

    Chance
    T-storms

  • Monday

    Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    High: 91 °F

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

  • Monday Night

    Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72.

    Low: 72 °F

    Chance
    T-storms

  • Tuesday

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

    High: 84 °F

    Chance
    T-storms

  • Tuesday Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.

    Low: 60 °F

    Partly Cloudy

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

    High: 78 °F

    Mostly Sunny

Detailed Forecast

Today
Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 101. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Monday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 56.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 79.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 56.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 81.
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ABOUT THIS FORECAST

 
Point Forecast:
2 Miles ENE Rockford IL
 42.28°N 89.06°W
5:56 am CDT Jul 13, 2024
9am CDT Jul 13, 2024-6pm CDT Jul 19, 2024
 
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