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Heavy rain could bring flash flooding to parts of southern Plains

Showers and thunderstorms associated with a slow-moving frontal system will bring heavy rainfall to parts of the southern Plains and mid-Mississippi Valley, which could result in flash flooding. The heaviest rainfall is expected across parts of northern Texas and southern Oklahoma. Some locations could see rainfall rates of up to 2 inches per hour.
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Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

A Few Clouds

66°F

19°C

Humidity 47%
Wind Speed NE 15 G 22 mph
Barometer 30.06 in (1017.2 mb)
Dewpoint 45°F (7°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 7 Jul 4:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

6 Miles NNE Chicago IL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Breezy, with a north northeast wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    and Breezy
    then Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 60 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers after 4pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 67. East northeast wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    Showers

    High: 67 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 7pm.  Cloudy, with a low around 64. East wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 64 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 70. North northeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 70 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 64 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 77 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 69 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 83.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 83 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 70 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Breezy, with a north northeast wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. East northeast wind 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 7pm. Cloudy, with a low around 64. East wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 70. North northeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight.
Friday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77.
Friday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Monday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 76.
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Point Forecast:
6 Miles NNE Chicago IL
 41.92°N 87.64°W
4:16 pm CDT Jul 7, 2015
5pm CDT Jul 7, 2015-6pm CDT Jul 14, 2015
 
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