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Heat continues across parts of central, eastern U.S.

Higher-than-normal temperatures will continue across parts of the central and eastern U.S. on Thursday with afternoon highs reaching 20-25 degrees above normal for some locations. One of the warmest areas will be the northern Plains, where high temperatures could reach 100 degrees. Remember to limit time spent outside during excessive heat and take proper precautions to avoid heat-related illness.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

A Few Clouds

84°F

29°C

Humidity 59%
Wind Speed W 10 mph
Barometer 29.95 in (1012.9 mb)
Dewpoint 68°F (20°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index87°F (31°C)
Last update 3 Sep 9:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

6 Miles N Chicago IL

  • Today

    Today: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 88 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light east northeast  after midnight.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 71 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Light north wind becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 79 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 70 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 79 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

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

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 71 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 90 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 73 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 82.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 82 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Tonight
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light east northeast after midnight.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Light north wind becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.
Labor Day
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82.
Monday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Tuesday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Wednesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 74.
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Point Forecast:
6 Miles N Chicago IL
 41.92°N 87.67°W
9:16 am CDT Sep 3, 2015
10am CDT Sep 3, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 9, 2015
 
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