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Thunderstorms possible across parts of Midwest, Southeast, Interior West on Friday

Thunderstorms are possible Friday across parts of the Midwest, Southeast and Interior West. Thunderstorms that develop in these areas should remain below severe limits, with the possible exception of northeastern North Dakota into northern Minnesota, where there is a Marginal Risk of severe thunderstorms on Friday.
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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

63°F

17°C

Humidity 78%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.13 in (1019.9 mb)
Dewpoint 56°F (13°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 28 Aug 6:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NNW Chicago IL

  • Today

    Today: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 78 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 66 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. South southeast wind around 10 mph.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 77 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 68 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. North wind around 5 mph becoming east northeast in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Showers then
    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 79 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 85 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight
A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. South southeast wind around 10 mph.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph.
Sunday
A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. North wind around 5 mph becoming east northeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 69.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles NNW Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
7:17 am CDT Aug 28, 2015
7am CDT Aug 28, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 3, 2015
 
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