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Elevated fire weather conditions persist on Tuesday

The risk for wildfires is elevated on Tuesday in portions of the Northwest. The combination of warm, windy and dry conditions will cause any fire that develops to potentially spread rapidly. These conditions are expected to persist through Tuesday evening. Numerous Red Flag Warnings have been issued.
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Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Fair

74°F

23°C

Humidity 46%
Wind Speed W 6 mph
Barometer 29.90 in (1011.5 mb)
Dewpoint 52°F (11°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 3 Aug 9:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles E Chicago IL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 66. West wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 66 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 81. West wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 81 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 67. Calm wind becoming east northeast around 5 mph after midnight.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 67 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 79 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. East wind around 10 mph.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 68 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 79.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 79 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 77.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 77 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 66 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 66. West wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 81. West wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 67. Calm wind becoming east northeast around 5 mph after midnight.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. East wind around 10 mph.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 77.
Friday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
Sunday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Monday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles E Chicago IL
 41.83°N 87.65°W
10:17 pm CDT Aug 3, 2015
10pm CDT Aug 3, 2015-6pm CDT Aug 10, 2015
 
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