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Severe storms possible in Plains, Mid-Mississippi Valley

Severe thunderstorms will be possible Wednesday afternoon and evening across portions of the Central Plains and Mid-Mississippi River Valley. Large hail and damaging wind will be the main threats.
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Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Mostly Cloudy

74°F

23°C

Humidity 62%
Wind Speed E 5 mph
Barometer 30.03 in (1016.0 mb)
Dewpoint 60°F (16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 4 Aug 10:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

6 Miles NNE Chicago IL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 68. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming west northwest after midnight.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 68 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 77 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. East wind around 10 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. East wind around 10 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 80 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 79.

    Partly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 79 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 69 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 83 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 71 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 68. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming west northwest after midnight.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. East wind around 10 mph.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. East wind around 10 mph.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast after midnight.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 79.
Friday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Saturday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71.
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 69.
Monday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.
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Point Forecast:
6 Miles NNE Chicago IL
 41.92°N 87.67°W
10:16 pm CDT Aug 4, 2015
11pm CDT Aug 4, 2015-6pm CDT Aug 11, 2015
 
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