Active Week Of Severe Weather Possible Over Portions Of The Plains

Severe thunderstorms will be possible over portions of the Plains each afternoon and evening this week. The main threats with these storms are expected to be large hail, damaging winds, and a few tornadoes. Locally heavy rainfall could pose a risk for some flooding concerns particularly over portions of the Great Plains and Mississippi Valley.
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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

65°F

18°C

Humidity 49%
Wind Speed S 7 mph
Barometer 30.00 in (1015.0 mb)
Dewpoint 45°F (7°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 24 May 6:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Chicago IL

  • Today

    Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 82 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 64 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 80 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 65 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 86. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely then
    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 67 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 81 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 67 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    Showers

    High: 81 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Wednesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Thursday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Thursday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Friday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Memorial Day
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
6:18 am CDT May 24, 2016
7am CDT May 24, 2016-6pm CDT May 30, 2016
 
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