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Tropics Continue Active

The tropics continue active this weekend, with Tropical Storm Erika moving west-northwestward near Cuba, and three named storms in the Pacific: Ignacio, Jimena, and Kilo. Interests in an near Florida should monitor Erika, and interests in and near the main Hawaiian Islands should monitor Ignacio.
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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

72°F

22°C

Humidity 61%
Wind Speed SE 7 mph
Barometer 30.08 in (1017.7 mb)
Dewpoint 58°F (14°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 29 Aug 12:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles NE Chicago IL

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Scattered showers, mainly after 5am.  Cloudy, with a low around 66. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    Showers

    Low: 66 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 10am, then scattered showers between 10am and 4pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 4pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 74. Southeast wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 74 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 67 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 75. East wind around 5 mph, with gusts as high as 10 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 75 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 78 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 69.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 69 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 87 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 71 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Scattered showers, mainly after 5am. Cloudy, with a low around 66. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 10am, then scattered showers between 10am and 4pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 74. Southeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 75. East wind around 5 mph, with gusts as high as 10 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 69.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Wednesday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles NE Chicago IL
 41.88°N 87.62°W
12:18 am CDT Aug 29, 2015
1am CDT Aug 29, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 4, 2015
 
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