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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Overcast

39°F

4°C

Humidity 82%
Wind Speed S 8 mph
Barometer 30.07 in (1019.0 mb)
Dewpoint 34°F (1°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill33°F (1°C)
Last update 17 Dec 9:53 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Chicago IL

  • Today

    Today: A slight chance of showers between 1pm and 2pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 39. East wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Cloudy then
    Slight Chance
    Showers

    High: 39 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Occasional drizzle after 7pm.  Patchy fog after 7pm.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 37. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Drizzle and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 37 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Occasional drizzle before 7am.  Patchy fog before 10am.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 41. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Drizzle and
    Patchy Fog
    then Cloudy

    High: 41 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 39 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 51 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 27.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 27 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 39.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 39 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 29 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 43.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 43 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A slight chance of showers between 1pm and 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 39. East wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
Occasional drizzle after 7pm. Patchy fog after 7pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 37. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday
Occasional drizzle before 7am. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 41. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 27.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 39.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 43.
Thursday Night
A chance of rain, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Friday
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41.
Friday Night
A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 30.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
8:18 am CST Dec 17, 2017
10am CST Dec 17, 2017-6pm CST Dec 23, 2017
 
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