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Albertus Airport – Current Conditions
  • Overcast and 83 F at Albertus Airport, IL
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    Winds are Southwest at 12.7 MPH (11 KT). The humidity is 76%. The heat index is 90. Last Updated on Jul 18 2019, 3:55 pm CDT. Read more »

Latest Warnings

Stephenson County
  • Excessive Heat Warning issued July 18 at 3:07PM CDT until July 20 at 7:00PM CDT by NWS
    ...An Extended Period of Dangerous Heat and Humidity... .High temperatures in the mid to upper 90s combined with very muggy conditions will lead to dangerous heat indices through Saturday. Little relief is expected tonight or Friday night with temperatures only falling into the mid 70s to lower 80s. ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT Read more »
Carroll County
  • Excessive Heat Warning issued July 18 at 3:07PM CDT until July 20 at 7:00PM CDT by NWS
    ...An Extended Period of Dangerous Heat and Humidity... .High temperatures in the mid to upper 90s combined with very muggy conditions will lead to dangerous heat indices through Saturday. Little relief is expected tonight or Friday night with temperatures only falling into the mid 70s to lower 80s. ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT Read more »
Winnebago County
  • Heat Advisory issued July 18 at 2:10PM CDT until July 19 at 11:00PM CDT by NWS
    ...DANGEROUS HEAT DELAYED BUT STILL EXPECTED AREAWIDE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY... ...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM CDT FRIDAY... * HIGH TEMPERATURES...94 to 96 degrees . * MAXIMUM HEAT INDICES...100 to 105 both Friday and Saturday. * IMPACTS...The cumulative effects of temperatures and heat Read more »
Cook County
  • Excessive Heat Warning issued July 18 at 2:10PM CDT until July 20 at 7:00PM CDT by NWS
    ...DANGEROUS HEAT DELAYED BUT STILL EXPECTED AREAWIDE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY... ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM FRIDAY TO 7 PM CDT SATURDAY... * HIGH TEMPERATURES....95 to 98 degrees both Friday and Saturday. * MAXIMUM HEAT INDICES...Around 110 degrees both Friday and Read more »
Jo Daviess County
  • Excessive Heat Warning issued July 18 at 3:07PM CDT until July 20 at 7:00PM CDT by NWS
    ...An Extended Period of Dangerous Heat and Humidity... .High temperatures in the mid to upper 90s combined with very muggy conditions will lead to dangerous heat indices through Saturday. Little relief is expected tonight or Friday night with temperatures only falling into the mid 70s to lower 80s. ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT Read more »
McHenry County
  • Heat Advisory issued July 18 at 2:10PM CDT until July 19 at 11:00PM CDT by NWS
    ...DANGEROUS HEAT DELAYED BUT STILL EXPECTED AREAWIDE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY... ...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 11 PM CDT FRIDAY... * HIGH TEMPERATURES...94 to 96 degrees both Friday and Saturday. * MAXIMUM HEAT INDICES...105 to 110 degrees Friday and Saturday. Read more »
Ogle County 
  • Excessive Heat Warning issued July 18 at 2:10PM CDT until July 20 at 7:00PM CDT by NWS
    ...DANGEROUS HEAT DELAYED BUT STILL EXPECTED AREAWIDE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY... ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT /8 PM EDT/ SATURDAY... * HIGH TEMPERATURES....95 to 98 degrees both Friday and Saturday. * MAXIMUM HEAT INDICES...110 to 115 degrees both Friday and Read more »

Regional Airports

Chicago Midway
  • Partly Cloudy and 87 F at Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport, IL
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    Winds are from the Southwest at 17.3 gusting to 32.2 MPH (15 gusting to 28 KT). The pressure is 1006.3 mb and the humidity is 70%. The heat index is 97. Last Updated on Jul 18 2019, 4:53 pm CDT. Read more »
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De Kalb Taylor
  • Overcast and 87 F at De Kalb Taylor Municipal Airport, IL
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    Winds are from the Southwest at 18.4 gusting to 24.2 MPH (16 gusting to 21 KT). The humidity is 76%. The heat index is 101. Last Updated on Jul 18 2019, 4:55 pm CDT. Read more »

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Four TV broadcasts were made by Apollo 11 on the way to the moon. The LM inspection broadcast lasted 1 hour and 36 minutes. #Apollo50th #iawx #ilwx #mowx @NWS ... See MoreSee Less

Four TV broadcasts were made by Apollo 11 on the way to the moon. The LM inspection broadcast lasted 1 hour and 36 minutes. #Apollo50th #iawx #ilwx #mowx @NWS

Early afternoon clearing has allowed temperatures to start taking off across the region! Temperatures in the 90s were common especially along and south of I-80, but the heat indices are already climbing above 100°F! #iawx #ilwx ... See MoreSee Less

Early afternoon clearing has allowed temperatures to start taking off across the region! Temperatures in the 90s were common especially along and south of I-80, but the heat indices are already climbing above 100°F! #iawx #ilwx

 

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Coal Valley at 3:48 pm

Why do today we stress heat index over actual temp.?

Heat index is the real feel. It's the opposite of wind chill.

Showers & storms will persist this morning, mainly north of I-80. Lightning and locally heavy rainfall are the main threats. #iawx #ilwx ... See MoreSee Less

Showers & storms will persist this morning, mainly north of I-80. Lightning and locally heavy rainfall are the main threats. #iawx #ilwx

Thunderstorms will affect the area this morning especially north of Interstate 80. Gusty winds, small hail, and locally heavy rain will occur with the stronger storm cells. Then there will be at least a low chance for more storms moving down out of Minnesota later tonight, especially across areas north of the Highway 30 corridor. Gusty winds and heavy rain will be possible with these nighttime storms. Much of the area in under a Marginal Risk for severe weather today and tonight. ... See MoreSee Less

Thunderstorms will affect the area this morning especially north of Interstate 80. Gusty winds, small hail, and locally heavy rain will occur with the stronger storm cells. Then there will be at least a low chance for more storms moving down out of Minnesota later tonight, especially across areas north of the Highway 30 corridor. Gusty winds and heavy rain will be possible with these nighttime storms.  Much of the area in under a Marginal Risk for severe weather today and tonight.

Dangerously hot weather will persist through Saturday. The prolonged heat will lead to heat-related impacts. Most susceptible will be the very young, elderly, those without air conditioning, and those working outdoors. #iawx #ilwx #mowx ... See MoreSee Less

Dangerously hot weather will persist through Saturday. The prolonged heat will lead to heat-related impacts. Most susceptible will be the very young, elderly, those without air conditioning, and those working outdoors. #iawx #ilwx #mowx

 

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