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Deep Cold Trough Meets Gulf Moisture with Significant Impacts Across the Western and Central U.S.

A deep trough and associated cold front is bringing much below normal temperatures in the west, with low elevation snows. Strong winds and widespread snow, will impact the Great Basin, western mountains, and the Plains. The slowing front, will bring prolonged waves of heavy rain across the Mississippi Valley to the Great Lakes. Significant icing forecast north of the heavy rain. Big warm up east. Read More >

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Light Rain

58°F

14°C

Humidity 93%
Wind Speed S 14 G 24 mph
Barometer 29.83 in (1010.2 mb)
Dewpoint 56°F (13°C)
Visibility 7.00 mi
Last update 19 Feb 7:53 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Chicago IL

Flood Watch until February 21, 06:00am
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Flood Watch
  •  
    Flood Watch until February 21, 06:00am

    NOW until
    6:00am Wed

    Flood Watch

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall.  Temperature rising to around 58 by 2am. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

    Heavy Rain
    and Breezy

    Low: 54 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall.  High near 63. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

    Heavy Rain

    High: 63 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Rain before 2am, then freezing rain likely between 2am and 4am, then a chance of freezing rain and sleet after 4am.  Low around 29. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming north northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible.  Little or no sleet accumulation expected.

    Rain then
    Wintry Mix
    Likely

    Low: 29 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 36. North wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 36 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. North northeast wind around 10 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 27 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 40.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 40 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A chance of rain and snow after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Rain/Snow

    Low: 34 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Rain and snow likely, becoming all rain after 8am, then gradually ending.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45.

    Rain/Snow
    Likely then
    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 45 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Temperature rising to around 58 by 2am. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Tuesday
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 63. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Tuesday Night
Rain before 2am, then freezing rain likely between 2am and 4am, then a chance of freezing rain and sleet after 4am. Low around 29. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming north northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. Little or no sleet accumulation expected.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 36. North wind 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. North northeast wind around 10 mph.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 40.
Thursday Night
A chance of rain and snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Friday
Rain and snow likely, becoming all rain after 8am, then gradually ending. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45.
Friday Night
A chance of rain and snow between midnight and 3am, then a chance of snow after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 45.
Saturday Night
Rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Sunday
A chance of rain and snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 44.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 32.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
8:21 pm CST Feb 19, 2018
8pm CST Feb 19, 2018-6pm CST Feb 26, 2018
 
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