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Heavy Snow from the Wasatch to the Upper Midwest

A strong weather system will bring heavy snow, gusty winds, and difficult travel conditions to a broad area from the Great Basin to the Upper Midwest. Farther south, strong winds and dry conditions is increasing the wildfire threat. Unusual warmth from the Ohio Valley to the Mid-Atlantic continues. The approaching cold front brings a threat of severe weather to the Ohio Valley later in the week. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Mostly Cloudy

62°F

17°C

Humidity 75%
Wind Speed S 16 G 23 mph
Barometer 29.69 in (1005.2 mb)
Dewpoint 54°F (12°C)
Visibility 8.00 mi
Last update 22 Feb 1:53 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Chicago IL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. South southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 69 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 44 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 30 percent chance of rain after noon.  Patchy fog before 9am.  Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a temperature falling to around 40 by 5pm. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming north northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

    Patchy Fog
    then Chance
    Rain

    High: 44 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  Low around 40. North northeast wind around 15 mph becoming south southeast after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Showers

    Low: 40 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. South southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Showers
    Likely then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 66 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of rain and snow after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Rain/Snow

    Low: 33 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Snow likely, mainly before noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Breezy.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Breezy. Snow
    Likely then
    Chance Snow

    High: 36 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. Blustery.

    Mostly Cloudy
    and Blustery
    then Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 24 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 38.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 38 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. South southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of rain after noon. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a temperature falling to around 40 by 5pm. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming north northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Thursday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 40. North northeast wind around 15 mph becoming south southeast after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Friday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. South southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday Night
A chance of rain and snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday
Snow likely, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. Blustery.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 38.
Sunday Night
A chance of rain and snow before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near 44.
Monday Night
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Tuesday
Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
1:21 pm CST Feb 22, 2017
2pm CST Feb 22, 2017-6pm CST Feb 28, 2017
 
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