Hello Algonquin and Lake in the Hills:
We're one day closer to the weekend, and it's going to be a hot one. Today's weather forecast calls for a high of 86 degrees with a chance of a couple of thunderstorms. Add in the humidity, and the "real feel" temps will be 91 degrees.
For those suffering with fall allergies, keep that Kleenex box close: weed pollen levels are expected to be "high" today, while levels for grass, tree and mold are projected to be low.
In Patch news, we are introducing a new national story feature, "PatchCooks," which gathers favorite recipes from readers coast to coast each week on a particular theme.
Be sure to check out this week's article, "PatchCooks: Readers Share Go-To Weekend Breakfast Recipes." Busy moms will be interested in the Cupcake Omlets recipe shared by reader Laura Crosbie, of Hazlet, N.J.
Have a great day - Stephanie Price, Local Editor