Hot Today And This Week, Dry Conditions, Air Quality Alert In Effect Until Midnight

AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT since 4AM through midnight tonight. The weather radar for northern Illinois is clear. Most of the cloudiness is south of Chicago, along the Illinois-Indiana State Line. Clouds in our area are expected to be at a minimum all day. Highest temperatures in the upper 80s will be between 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Lawns are starting to dry out as rainfall since July 1 2013 is less than half of normal rainfall. The fperiod from July 12013 to August 20, 2013 ranks 15th driest in 142 years of weather records. Previously the weather from January 1, 2013 through the month of June 2013 was the highest rainfall on record.

TODAY Sunrise: 6:06 AM Sunset: 7:44 PM
Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 88. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 68. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 89. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Wednesday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northeast in the afternoon.

Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.

Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

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