Severe Storms Continue Over the Central Mississippi Valley

Severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes will continue over the central and lower Mississippi Valley. Heavy rain with localized flash flooding remains possible over the central Appalachians and lower Mississippi Valley. Heavy snow and cold temperatures continue from the central Plains to the northern Rockies.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Partly Cloudy

43°F

6°C

Humidity 71%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 29.97 in (1015.3 mb)
Dewpoint 34°F (1°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 3 May 5:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Chicago IL

  • Today

    Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. West northwest wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 69 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 11pm.  Low around 47. West southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Showers

    Low: 47 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. Breezy, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Showers and
    Breezy

    High: 50 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers before 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. North northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Showers then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 41 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 53. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 53 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 46.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 46 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 73.

    Sunny

    High: 73 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 57 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 69 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. West northwest wind around 5 mph.
Tonight
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 11pm. Low around 47. West southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. Breezy, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. North northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 53. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 46.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 73.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 57.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
Sunday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Monday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 65.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
5:16 am CDT May 3, 2016
6am CDT May 3, 2016-6pm CDT May 9, 2016
 
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