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Heavy Snow from the Wasatch to the Upper Midwest through Friday; Severe storms for Ohio Valley on Friday

A strong weather system will bring heavy snow, gusty winds - with blizzard conditions - to a broad area from the Great Basin to the Upper Midwest through Friday creating treacherous travel conditions. Also, strong winds and dry conditions are creating extreme wildfire threats in the southern Plains. Meanwhile, this system will bring a threat of severe thunderstorms to the Ohio Valley on Friday. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Light Rain

40°F

4°C

Humidity 86%
Wind Speed NE 13 mph
Barometer 29.73 in (1007.3 mb)
Dewpoint 36°F (2°C)
Visibility 9.00 mi
Wind Chill32°F (0°C)
Last update 23 Feb 8:53 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Chicago IL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  Patchy fog after 3am. Low around 38. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Showers and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 38 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between noon and 3pm, then a chance of showers after 3pm.  Areas of fog before 3pm.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 41. East wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely and
    Areas Fog

    High: 41 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A slight chance of rain before midnight, then rain and snow likely between midnight and 1am, then snow likely after 1am.  Cloudy, with a low around 27. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Slight Chance
    Rain then
    Rain/Snow
    Likely and
    Breezy

    Low: 27 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 50 percent chance of snow before noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Blustery.
    Chance Snow
    then Mostly
    Cloudy

    High: 31 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 24 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 43.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 43 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A slight chance of rain and snow before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Mostly
    Cloudy

    Low: 31 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 45.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 45 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.

    Chance Rain

    Low: 37 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog after 3am. Low around 38. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Friday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between noon and 3pm, then a chance of showers after 3pm. Areas of fog before 3pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 41. East wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Friday Night
A slight chance of rain before midnight, then rain and snow likely between midnight and 1am, then snow likely after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 27. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday
A 50 percent chance of snow before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 43.
Sunday Night
A slight chance of rain and snow before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near 45.
Monday Night
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Tuesday
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.
Tuesday Night
Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Wednesday
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Thursday
A chance of rain. Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
9:17 pm CST Feb 23, 2017
9pm CST Feb 23, 2017-6pm CST Mar 2, 2017
 
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