Weather radar is clear [LIVE RADAR] and most of Illinois is clear of clouds. Clouds are expected to gradually increase today. A beautiful summer day, but hot. The northwest suburbs are expected to be in the low 90s from abou 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Heat indices will approach 100°F. Wind gust will help. Southwest winds area expected to gust to about 20 mph from 9:00 am. through 4:00 p.m. There is a chance of thunderstorms about 4:00 p.m. to midnight with accumulated rainfall of about .25 inch possible.
Heat Advisories (from 11:00 AM CDT until 7:00 PM CDT) are posted west of our area — including Rockford, Galena, Streator, and Moline.
TODAY Sunrise: 6:16 AM Sunset: 7:28 PM
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 98. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pm. Areas of fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northeast after midnight.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. North northeast wind 10 to 15 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 65. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Light west southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.
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