Welcome to Friday, Algonquin and Lake in the Hills!
We want to keep you up-to-date on what’s happening today in your community and what to expect for weather, gas prices and traffic as you start your day.
In our daily “Today In” column, we will also let you know if there are any events worth checking out here or nearby. If there is something happening that we missed— or something you think we should be covering— let us know in the comments section.
The weather forecast today is calling for hot temperatures with a high of 91 degrees expected in Algonquin. The heat index value Friday could reach 99 degrees. There is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day, mainly after 4 p.m., and a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight, mainly before 10 p.m. For more details on the weather forecast, and to check the forecast for coming days, visit the National Weather Service website.
The gas station with the cheapest gas prices in the area is the Thorntons #115, 800 Northwest Highway in Cary at $3.59 per gallon, according to the AOL Autos website. In Algonquin, Gas Mart USA #19, 10 S. Randall Road, is selling fuel for $3.67 per gallon. Check the AOL Autos website for more updates on area gas prices. And if you see a gas price lower than $3.59, let the community know in the comments section.
For those heading out of town today for the long Labor Day weekend, you may need to prepare for traffic delays. AAA is reporting today will mark the busiest day for travel and that this year should mark the first increase in Labor Day traffic since the recession-driven decline in travel. Read more on Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch
For traffic updates, check out the live AOL traffic report above. Visit the AOL website for more updates.
For those staying in the area this weekend, the Lake in the Hills Sunset Festival will be in full swing. Find out more about the festival — and other area happenings this weekend — in the Algonquin-Lake in the HIlls Patch Get Out column.