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Erika dissipates, Eastern Pacific tropics remain active

Erika has dissipated as a tropical cyclone and the National Hurricane Center has discontinued advisories for the system. The remnants of Erika could still produce rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches or more, along with gusty winds, across southern and central Florida beginning on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Eastern Pacific remains active, with advisories continuing to be issued for Jimena and Ignacio.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Light Rain

72°F

22°C

Humidity 82%
Wind Speed N 5 mph
Barometer 29.99 in (1015.0 mb)
Dewpoint 66°F (19°C)
Visibility 8.00 mi
Last update 29 Aug 5:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Chicago Midway Airport IL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered showers, mainly before 8pm.  Areas of fog after 10pm.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. East southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Scattered
    Showers and
    Areas Fog
    then Areas
    Fog

    Low: 67 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Areas of fog before 10am.  Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming east northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Areas Fog
    then Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 81 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. East wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 10 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. South southwest wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 86 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. South southwest wind around 5 mph, with gusts as high as 10 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 72 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 73 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 88 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A slight chance of showers.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.

    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 73 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Scattered showers, mainly before 8pm. Areas of fog after 10pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. East southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Sunday
Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming east northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. East wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 10 mph.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. South southwest wind around 5 mph.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. South southwest wind around 5 mph, with gusts as high as 10 mph.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.
Wednesday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.
Thursday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Friday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Saturday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago Midway Airport IL
 41.79°N 87.74°W
6:24 pm CDT Aug 29, 2015
6pm CDT Aug 29, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 5, 2015
 
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