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Very Heavy Rainfall and High Risk Flood Event in the South-Central U.S.

Thunderstorms, some severe, will continue to produce tremendously heavy rainfall over the same areas through the day today. The area with the greatest potential for excessive rainfall includes Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri. Very heavy rains will extend broadly from the Southern Plains to the Upper Midwest. Life threatening flash flooding is expected with these storms. Read More >

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago-O'Hare International Airport (KORD)

Lat: 41.98°NLon: 87.9°WElev: 666ft.

Rain Fog/Mist

4°C

40°F

Humidity 89%
Wind Speed NE 30 km/h
Barometer 1020.2 mb (30.12 in)
Dewpoint 3°C (37°F)
Visibility 4.83 km
Wind Chill-1°C (31°F)
Last update 29 Apr 5:51 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Des Plaines IL

Flood Watch April 30, 11:17pm until May 3, 10:00pm
Flash Flood Watch April 29, 07:00pm until May 1, 07:00am
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Flood Watch
Flash Flood Watch
  • Tonight

    Tonight: Rain and possibly a thunderstorm before 10pm, then rain between 10pm and 1am, then showers after 1am.  Temperature rising to around 8 by 4am. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 30 to 35 km/h, with gusts as high as 50 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 2 and 3 cm possible.

    Showers and
    Breezy

    Low: 4 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  High near 13. East northeast wind 20 to 25 km/h, with gusts as high as 35 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 2 and 3 cm possible.

    Heavy Rain

    High: 13 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1am, then a chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  Low around 9. South southeast wind 20 to 25 km/h becoming southwest 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.

    Heavy Rain

    Low: 9 °C

  • Monday

    Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers.  Cloudy, with a high near 12. Breezy, with a southwest wind 25 to 30 km/h increasing to 30 to 35 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 55 km/h.

    Chance
    Showers and
    Breezy

    High: 12 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1am.  Cloudy, with a low around 5. Southwest wind 25 to 30 km/h, with gusts as high as 50 km/h.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 5 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 13. Breezy.

    Partly Sunny
    and Breezy

    High: 13 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 4.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 4 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 13.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 13 °C

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 5 °C

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Rain and possibly a thunderstorm before 10pm, then rain between 10pm and 1am, then showers after 1am. Temperature rising to around 8 by 4am. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 30 to 35 km/h, with gusts as high as 50 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 2 and 3 cm possible.
Sunday
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. High near 13. East northeast wind 20 to 25 km/h, with gusts as high as 35 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 2 and 3 cm possible.
Sunday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1am, then a chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Low around 9. South southeast wind 20 to 25 km/h becoming southwest 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.
Monday
A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 12. Breezy, with a southwest wind 25 to 30 km/h increasing to 30 to 35 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 55 km/h.
Monday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 5. Southwest wind 25 to 30 km/h, with gusts as high as 50 km/h.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 13. Breezy.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 4.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 13.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 13.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 6.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 13.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 6.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 17.
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Point Forecast:
Des Plaines IL
 42.04°N 87.9°W
5:20 pm CDT Apr 29, 2017
6pm CDT Apr 29, 2017-6pm CDT May 6, 2017
 
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