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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.

Fog/Mist

40°F

4°C

Humidity 89%
Wind Speed N 8 mph
Barometer 29.47 in (998.6 mb)
Dewpoint 37°F (3°C)
Visibility 3.00 mi
Wind Chill35°F (2°C)
Last update 24 Feb 10:53 am CST
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NNW Chicago IL

  • Today

    Today: Areas of drizzle and thunderstorms before 3pm, then a chance of showers after 3pm.  Areas of fog.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 44. North northeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Areas Showers
    and Areas Fog

    High: 44 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Rain showers likely before 2am, then snow showers likely, possibly mixed with freezing rain between 2am and 3am, then snow showers likely after 3am.  Cloudy, with a low around 27. Blustery, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.  New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Wintry Mix
    Likely and
    Blustery

    Low: 27 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 50 percent chance of snow showers 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
    Showers 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 25 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 24 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 44. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Partly Sunny
    and Breezy

    High: 44 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 32 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 46.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 46 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Rain likely, mainly after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.

    Rain Likely

    Low: 39 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Rain likely, mainly after noon.  Cloudy, with a high near 55.

    Rain Likely

    High: 55 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Areas of drizzle and thunderstorms before 3pm, then a chance of showers after 3pm. Areas of fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 44. North northeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tonight
Rain showers likely before 2am, then snow showers likely, possibly mixed with freezing rain between 2am and 3am, then snow showers likely after 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 27. Blustery, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday
A 50 percent chance of snow showers 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 25 mph.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 44. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near 46.
Monday Night
Rain likely, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Tuesday
Rain likely, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 55.
Tuesday Night
A chance of rain, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Wednesday
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Thursday
A chance of rain. Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles NNW Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
11:19 am CST Feb 24, 2017
11am CST Feb 24, 2017-6pm CST Mar 2, 2017
 
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