Heavy Rain and Strong-to-Severe Thunderstorms from the Central Miss. Valley to the Mid-Atlantic

A slow-moving weather system in the eastern U.S. will focus showers and thunderstorms from the mid-Mississippi River Valley to the Mid-Atlantic on Thursday. Abundant moisture will allow occasionally heavy rainfall. Flash Flood Watches are in effect in these areas. Severe thunderstorms with damaging wind gusts and large hail will also be possible in this same area. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Light Rain

75°F

24°C

Humidity 82%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 29.91 in (1011.9 mb)
Dewpoint 69°F (21°C)
Visibility 9.00 mi
Last update 28 Jul 3:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Chicago IL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Northeast wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 83 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. North northeast wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 69 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 78 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 67 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 78 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 82 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 68.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 68 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 85 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Northeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. North northeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Friday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Friday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 68.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
Monday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73.
Wednesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
3:17 pm CDT Jul 28, 2016
4pm CDT Jul 28, 2016-6pm CDT Aug 4, 2016
 
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