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Severe Thunderstorms in the South/Central Plains and Mississippi Valley

Severe thunderstorms move into the South/Central Plains and Mississippi Valley this afternoon; and into the central Gulf States on Saturday. Storms may contain very heavy rain, large hail, and damaging winds. High fire danger caused by hot and dry conditions, and strong winds continue in the southern Plains; while an active weather pattern keeps conditions wet with heavy mountain snows out west. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Mostly Cloudy

70°F

21°C

Humidity 49%
Wind Speed SW 17 G 35 mph
Barometer 29.93 in (1013.3 mb)
Dewpoint 50°F (10°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 24 Mar 10:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Chicago IL

  • Today

    Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    and Breezy

    High: 74 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of showers, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 10pm.  Patchy fog. Low around 46. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Showers and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 46 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  Patchy fog. High near 56. East wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Showers and
    Patchy Fog

    High: 56 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Showers likely before 10pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 10pm and 4am, then showers likely after 4am.  Patchy fog.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 49. East southeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Showers
    Likely and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 49 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Showers likely before 7am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 7am and 1pm, then a chance of showers after 1pm.  Patchy fog before 11am.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 58. East southeast wind around 10 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Showers
    Likely and
    Patchy Fog

    High: 58 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 46 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Showers likely, mainly after 1pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 56. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Slight Chance
    Showers then
    Showers
    Likely

    High: 56 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.

    Chance Rain

    Low: 42 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A slight chance of rain before 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47.

    Slight Chance
    Rain

    High: 47 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Tonight
A chance of showers, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 10pm. Patchy fog. Low around 46. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog. High near 56. East wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday Night
Showers likely before 10pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 10pm and 4am, then showers likely after 4am. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 49. East southeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday
Showers likely before 7am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 7am and 1pm, then a chance of showers after 1pm. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 58. East southeast wind around 10 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Monday
Showers likely, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 56. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday Night
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Tuesday
A slight chance of rain before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 49.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Thursday
A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 52.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
10:18 am CDT Mar 24, 2017
11am CDT Mar 24, 2017-6pm CDT Mar 30, 2017
 
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