On July 7, 2015, NWS implemented changes to the icons depicted on all of its point-forecast pages. Changes include new icon images with increased clarity, 6-hour increments for rapidly changing weather and new color blocks to highlight forecast hazards.

A page depicting all of the new icon images can be accessed here: www.weather.gov/forecast-icons

Changes to the icons were based on analysis of 6,700 public comments collected in 2014. Also, many of these changes are based on the results of a research project led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Users are encouraged to continue to provide comments regarding these changes via email at icons@noaa.gov. NWS will continue to analyze incoming feedback and refine the icons as necessary. Any substantial change to the icons will be facilitated through the NWS public comment/review process.

Isolated Severe Thunderstorms Will Continue

Isolated severe thunderstorms will continue from Minnesota to southwestern Kansas and vicinity. Within that swath, the most probable area for greater concentrations of severe weather is from eastern Nebraska across parts of Iowa. A marginal risk for severe thunderstorms also exists over eastern New England.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Mostly Cloudy

86°F

30°C

Humidity 59%
Wind Speed SW 6 mph
Barometer 29.94 in (1012.4 mb)
Dewpoint 70°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index91°F (33°C)
Last update 28 Jul 8:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Chicago IL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  Increasing clouds, with a low around 77. South wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Heavy
    Rain

    Low: 77 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9am.  Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 88. South southwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Scattered
    T-storms then
    Mostly Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Clear, with a low around 68. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Clear

    Low: 68 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 88. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Clear, with a low around 69. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Clear

    Low: 69 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 90 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 69 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 84.

    Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 69 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Increasing clouds, with a low around 77. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9am. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 88. South southwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday Night
Clear, with a low around 68. West wind 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 88. West wind 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday Night
Clear, with a low around 69. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 84.
Saturday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Sunday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Monday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
8:40 pm CDT Jul 28, 2015
9pm CDT Jul 28, 2015-6pm CDT Aug 4, 2015
 
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