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Critical Fire Weather Conditions from Great Basin to Northern Rockies

Parts of the western U.S. will return to dry and windy conditions on Wednesday which will lead to the potential for rapid fire spread. There are numerous ongoing wildfires in this part of the country. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for portions of several states including California, Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana.
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Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Fair

84°F

29°C

Humidity 67%
Wind Speed S 9 mph
Barometer 30.02 in (1015.5 mb)
Dewpoint 72°F (22°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index90°F (32°C)
Last update 1 Sep 8:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NNE Chicago IL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 73. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 73 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 96. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 92 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 73 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. East southeast wind around 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 71 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 85 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 71 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 71.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 71 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 73. Southwest wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 96. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Southwest wind around 5 mph.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. East southeast wind around 5 mph.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 71.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Labor Day
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.
Monday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles NNE Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
8:17 pm CDT Sep 1, 2015
9pm CDT Sep 1, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 8, 2015
 
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