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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 20 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 11pm.  Patchy fog after 8pm. Low around 46. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.  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 before 11pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 11pm and 5am, then showers likely after 5am.  Patchy fog. Low around 49. East southeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Showers and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 49 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Showers likely before 8am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 8am and 2pm, then a chance of showers after 2pm.  Patchy fog before noon.  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: A 50 percent chance of showers before 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 46 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Showers likely, mainly after 2pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 56. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Slight Chance
    Showers then
    Showers
    Likely

    High: 56 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Showers likely before 8pm, then a chance of rain after 8pm.  Cloudy, with a low around 42.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 42 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of rain, mainly before 8am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47.

    Chance Rain

    High: 47 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Breezy, with a southwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Tonight
A chance of showers, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 11pm. Patchy fog after 8pm. Low around 46. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. 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 before 11pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 11pm and 5am, then showers likely after 5am. Patchy fog. Low around 49. East southeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Sunday
Showers likely before 8am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 8am and 2pm, then a chance of showers after 2pm. Patchy fog before noon. 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
A 50 percent chance of showers before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Monday
Showers likely, mainly after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 56. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday Night
Showers likely before 8pm, then a chance of rain after 8pm. Cloudy, with a low around 42.
Tuesday
A chance of rain, mainly before 8am. 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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