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Severe Thunderstorms in the South/Central Plains and Mississippi Valley

Severe thunderstorms are forecast for the South/Central Plains and Mississippi Valley this afternoon and evening; with an enhanced threat, including a chance for tornadoes, in the ArkLaTex area. High fire danger caused by hot and dry conditions, and strong winds continue in the southern Plains; while an active weather pattern keeps conditions wet with heavy mountain snows out west. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

A Few Clouds and Breezy

27°C

80°F

Humidity 29%
Wind Speed SW 41 G 63 km/h
Barometer 1012.1 mb (29.90 in)
Dewpoint 7°C (45°F)
Visibility 16 km
Heat Index26°C (79°F)
Last update 24 Mar 1:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Chicago IL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 27. Breezy, with a southwest wind 30 to 35 km/h, with gusts as high as 60 km/h.

    Sunny and
    Breezy

    High: 27 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of showers, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 11pm.  Patchy fog after 8pm. Low around 8. South southwest wind 10 to 20 km/h becoming north northeast after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 2.5 and 5 mm possible.

    Showers and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 8 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  Patchy fog. High near 13. East wind 20 to 25 km/h, with gusts as high as 35 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 cm possible.

    Showers and
    Patchy Fog

    High: 13 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Showers before 11pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 11pm and 5am, then showers likely after 5am.  Patchy fog. Low around 9. East southeast wind 15 to 20 km/h, with gusts as high as 30 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Showers and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 9 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Showers likely before 8am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 8am and 2pm, then a chance of showers after 2pm.  Patchy fog before noon.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 14. East southeast wind around 15 km/h becoming south southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Showers
    Likely and
    Patchy Fog

    High: 14 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers before 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 8 °C

  • Monday

    Monday: Showers likely, mainly after 2pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 13. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Slight Chance
    Showers then
    Showers
    Likely

    High: 13 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Showers likely before 8pm, then a chance of rain after 8pm.  Cloudy, with a low around 6.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 6 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of rain, mainly before 8am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 8.

    Chance Rain

    High: 8 °C

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Sunny, with a high near 27. Breezy, with a southwest wind 30 to 35 km/h, with gusts as high as 60 km/h.
Tonight
A chance of showers, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 11pm. Patchy fog after 8pm. Low around 8. South southwest wind 10 to 20 km/h becoming north northeast after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 2.5 and 5 mm possible.
Saturday
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog. High near 13. East wind 20 to 25 km/h, with gusts as high as 35 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 cm possible.
Saturday Night
Showers before 11pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 11pm and 5am, then showers likely after 5am. Patchy fog. Low around 9. East southeast wind 15 to 20 km/h, with gusts as high as 30 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Sunday
Showers likely before 8am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 8am and 2pm, then a chance of showers after 2pm. Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 14. East southeast wind around 15 km/h becoming south southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8.
Monday
Showers likely, mainly after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 13. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday Night
Showers likely before 8pm, then a chance of rain after 8pm. Cloudy, with a low around 6.
Tuesday
A chance of rain, mainly before 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 8.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 3.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 9.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4.
Thursday
A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 11.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
1:18 pm CDT Mar 24, 2017
2pm CDT Mar 24, 2017-6pm CDT Mar 30, 2017
 
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