Active Week Of Severe Weather Possible Over Portions Of The Plains

Severe thunderstorms will be possible over portions of the Plains each afternoon and evening this week. The main threats with these storms are expected to be large hail, damaging winds, and a few tornadoes. Locally heavy rainfall could pose a risk for some flooding concerns particularly over portions of the Great Plains and Mississippi Valley.
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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

18°C

65°F

Humidity 47%
Wind Speed S 11 km/h
Barometer 1014.5 mb (29.98 in)
Dewpoint 7°C (44°F)
Visibility 16 km
Last update 24 May 5:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Chicago IL

  • Today

    Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 28. South wind 15 to 25 km/h.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 28 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. South southwest wind 10 to 20 km/h.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 18 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. South southeast wind 10 to 20 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between 5 and 7.5 mm possible.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 27 °C

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. South wind around 15 km/h, with gusts as high as 25 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 18 °C

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 30. South southwest wind 15 to 25 km/h.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 30 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 19 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 27 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 19 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 27 °C

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near 28. South wind 15 to 25 km/h.
Tonight
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. South southwest wind 10 to 20 km/h.
Wednesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. South southeast wind 10 to 20 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between 5 and 7.5 mm possible.
Wednesday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. South wind around 15 km/h, with gusts as high as 25 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 30. South southwest wind 15 to 25 km/h.
Thursday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.
Friday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.
Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 28.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Memorial Day
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 27.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
5:22 am CDT May 24, 2016
6am CDT May 24, 2016-6pm CDT May 30, 2016
 
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