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A Slight Risk of Severe Thunderstorms is Forecast

Scattered thunderstorms, a few of which could produce hail, locally damaging wind, and a couple tornadoes, will occur from southern South Dakota southward across the eastern half of Nebraska into northern Kansas. Fire danger remains high across the Pacific Northwest, with areas of poor air quality.
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Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Partly Cloudy

68°F

20°C

Humidity 65%
Wind Speed E 8 mph
Barometer 30.12 in (1019.6 mb)
Dewpoint 56°F (13°C)
Visibility 9.00 mi
Last update 27 Aug 8:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

6 Miles NNE Chicago IL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. East wind around 10 mph becoming south after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 64 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 76. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 76 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 67 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. South wind 10 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 77 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 67 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Showers then
    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 76 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 81 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 68.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 68 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. East wind around 10 mph becoming south after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 76. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Friday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday
A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 68.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 85.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 69.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
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Point Forecast:
6 Miles NNE Chicago IL
 41.92°N 87.64°W
8:17 pm CDT Aug 27, 2015
9pm CDT Aug 27, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 3, 2015
 
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