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Erika dissipates, Eastern Pacific tropics remain active

Erika has dissipated as a tropical cyclone and the National Hurricane Center has discontinued advisories for the system. The remnants of Erika could still produce rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches or more, along with gusty winds, across southern and central Florida beginning on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Eastern Pacific remains active, with advisories continuing to be issued for Jimena and Ignacio.
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Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Fog/Mist

69°F

21°C

Humidity 87%
Wind Speed N 5 mph
Barometer 30.03 in (1016.1 mb)
Dewpoint 65°F (18°C)
Visibility 2.50 mi
Last update 29 Aug 11:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

6 Miles NNE Chicago IL

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Areas of dense fog.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. North wind around 5 mph.

    Areas Dense
    Fog

    Low: 66 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Areas of dense fog before 10am.  Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 76. East northeast wind around 5 mph.

    Areas Dense
    Fog then
    Mostly Sunny

    High: 76 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. East wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 10 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 66 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. South wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 81 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 70 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 86 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 72 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A slight chance of showers.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.

    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 71 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Areas of dense fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. North wind around 5 mph.
Sunday
Areas of dense fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 76. East northeast wind around 5 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. East wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 10 mph.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. South wind around 5 mph.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.
Wednesday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Thursday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Friday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Saturday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
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Point Forecast:
6 Miles NNE Chicago IL
 41.92°N 87.67°W
12:17 am CDT Aug 30, 2015
12am CDT Aug 30, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 4, 2015
 
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