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Strong to severe thunderstorms with heavy rain to continue across the central and southern Plains

Periods of strong to severe thunderstorms will continue across a wide area of the central to southern Plains through Friday. Locally heavy rain can be expected over saturated ground, with areas of flooding and flash flooding. A few of the storms will also produce hail and strong gusty winds, with an isolated tornado or two possible.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Mostly Cloudy

26°C

78°F

Humidity 67%
Wind Speed SW 19 km/h
Barometer 30.04 in (1016.4 mb)
Dewpoint 19°C (66°F)
Visibility 16 km
Heat Index27°C (80°F)
Last update 29 May 8:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Chicago IL

  • Today

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    High: 28 °C

  • Tonight

    Showers Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 14 °C

  • Saturday

    Showers Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 16 °CFalling Temperatures

  • Saturday
    Night

    Chance Showers Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 7 °C

  • Sunday

    Mostly Sunny

    Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 14 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Mostly Clear

    Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 9 °C

  • Monday

    Mostly Sunny

    Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 17 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 11 °C

  • Tuesday

    Mostly Sunny

    Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 22 °C

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 28. South wind 15 to 25 km/h, with gusts as high as 35 km/h.
Tonight
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. South southwest wind 15 to 20 km/h decreasing to 10 to 15 km/h after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between 7.5 mm and 1 cm possible.
Saturday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 8 by 5pm. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 10 to 20 km/h becoming north 30 to 40 km/h. Winds could gust as high as 55 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between 5 and 7.5 mm possible.
Saturday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7. Breezy, with a north northeast wind 30 to 40 km/h, with gusts as high as 55 km/h.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 14. North northeast wind around 25 km/h, with gusts as high as 35 km/h.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 9.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 17.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 11.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 22.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 15.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 26.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 27.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
8:16 am CDT May 29, 2015
10am CDT May 29, 2015-6pm CDT Jun 4, 2015
 
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