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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.

Fair

12°C

54°F

Humidity 80%
Wind Speed W 15 km/h
Barometer 1004.6 mb (29.67 in)
Dewpoint 9°C (48°F)
Visibility 16 km
Wind Chill11°C (51°F)
Last update 23 Feb 2:53 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Chicago IL

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Clear, with a low around 6. West wind 10 to 15 km/h.

    Clear

    Low: 6 °C

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 20 percent chance of rain after 3pm.  Patchy fog before 9am.  Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a temperature falling to around 3 by 4pm. Northwest wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming north northeast 20 to 25 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 km/h.

    Patchy Fog
    then Slight
    Chance Rain

    High: 6 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after midnight.  Temperature rising to around 9 by 5am. Northeast wind 25 to 30 km/h becoming east southeast 15 to 20 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 cm possible.

    Showers

    Low: 3 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18. Southeast wind 15 to 25 km/h becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 18 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of rain before 4am, then a chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 1. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 20 to 25 km/h increasing to 30 to 35 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 50 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Rain
    then Chance
    Rain/Snow and
    Breezy

    Low: 1 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Snow likely, mainly before noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 2. Breezy.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Breezy. Snow
    Likely then
    Chance Snow

    High: 2 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -4.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: -4 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 4.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 4 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of rain and snow, mainly before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -2.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow

    Low: -2 °C

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Clear, with a low around 6. West wind 10 to 15 km/h.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of rain after 3pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a temperature falling to around 3 by 4pm. Northwest wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming north northeast 20 to 25 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 km/h.
Thursday Night
Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after midnight. Temperature rising to around 9 by 5am. Northeast wind 25 to 30 km/h becoming east southeast 15 to 20 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 cm possible.
Friday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18. Southeast wind 15 to 25 km/h becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Friday Night
A chance of rain before 4am, then a chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 1. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 20 to 25 km/h increasing to 30 to 35 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 50 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday
Snow likely, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 2. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -4.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 4.
Sunday Night
A chance of rain and snow, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -2.
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near 6.
Monday Night
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 3.
Tuesday
Rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 12.
Tuesday Night
Rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4.
Wednesday
A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 8. Breezy.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
2:26 am CST Feb 23, 2017
3am CST Feb 23, 2017-6pm CST Mar 1, 2017
 
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