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Showers and thunderstorms possible across parts of Midwest

Showers and thunderstorms are expected across parts of the Midwest and central Plains on Thursday. As much as three inches of rain could fall in some areas, which could lead to flash flooding. Showers and thunderstorms are also possible across parts of the Southeast.
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Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Partly Cloudy

72°F

22°C

Humidity 52%
Wind Speed SW 5 mph
Barometer 30.17 in (1021.3 mb)
Dewpoint 53°F (12°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 27 Aug 1:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Chicago IL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 74. East wind around 10 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 74 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 63 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 78. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 78 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Slight Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 68 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 78. South wind 10 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 78 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 69 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 79.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 79 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

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

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 84 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Sunny, with a high near 74. East wind around 10 mph.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 78. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night
A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Saturday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 78. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 79.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 69.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 86.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
1:16 pm CDT Aug 27, 2015
2pm CDT Aug 27, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 2, 2015
 
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