Strong winds and wintry weather for Northern Plains, Upper Midwest

A powerful storm system over southern Canada will track toward the Great Lakes by Sunday. Strong winds and wintry precipitation from this storm will impact the northern Plains and Upper Midwest beginning today. Numerous High Wind Warnings, Wind Advisories even Blizzard Watches are in effect across this region.
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Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.83°NLon: -87.65°WElev: 617ft.

Mostly Cloudy

37°F

3°C

Humidity 62%
Wind Speed W 14 mph
Barometer 30.23 in (1024.7 mb)
Dewpoint 25°F (-4°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill28°F (-2°C)
Last update 6 Feb 11:53 am CST
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles E Chicago IL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 41. Southwest wind around 10 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 41 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 32. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    Low: 32 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 20 percent chance of rain after noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. South southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance Rain

    High: 43 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A slight chance of rain before 9pm, then a chance of rain and snow between 9pm and 2am, then a chance of snow after 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Slight Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Chance
    Rain/Snow

    Low: 31 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 50 percent chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a high near 34. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Chance Snow
    and Breezy

    High: 34 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow showers.  Cloudy, with a low around 21. Blustery.

    Chance Snow
    Showers and
    Blustery

    Low: 21 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25. Blustery.

    Chance Snow
    Showers and
    Blustery

    High: 25 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A slight chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Blustery.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers
    and Blustery

    Low: 11 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 21.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 21 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny, with a high near 41. Southwest wind around 10 mph.
Tonight
Increasing clouds, with a low around 32. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of rain after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. South southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Sunday Night
A slight chance of rain before 9pm, then a chance of rain and snow between 9pm and 2am, then a chance of snow after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday
A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Monday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 21. Blustery.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25. Blustery.
Tuesday Night
A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Blustery.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 21.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 12.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 27.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Friday
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles E Chicago IL
 41.83°N 87.65°W
12:17 pm CST Feb 6, 2016
12pm CST Feb 6, 2016-6pm CST Feb 12, 2016
 
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