Severe thunderstorms and locally heavy rain possible for portions of the plains

A stationary front will keep scattered showers and thunderstorms in the forecast today and Thursday for much of the plains. Some thunderstorms may be severe today across portions of the central/northern High Plains. Atrong storms are also possible in northern New England today. Hot temperatures will continue across portions of the Desert Southwest and Inter-mountain West.
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Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Mostly Cloudy

76°F

24°C

Humidity 33%
Wind Speed E 10 mph
Barometer 30.06 in (1017.2 mb)
Dewpoint 45°F (7°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index77°F (25°C)
Last update 29 Jun 5:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles ENE Chicago IL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest after midnight.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 64 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. South southwest wind around 10 mph.

    Sunny then
    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 81 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 7pm and 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 64 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. North wind around 10 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 70 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 60 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 75.

    Sunny

    High: 75 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 63 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 76 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A slight chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.

    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 66 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 64. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest after midnight.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. South southwest wind around 10 mph.
Thursday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 7pm and 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. North wind around 10 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 60. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 75.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 63.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.
Sunday Night
A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Independence Day
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 77.
Monday Night
A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Tuesday
A slight chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Tuesday Night
A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Wednesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles ENE Chicago IL
 41.86°N 87.65°W
5:18 pm CDT Jun 29, 2016
6pm CDT Jun 29, 2016-6pm CDT Jul 6, 2016
 
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