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Severe weather and flash flooding possible Sunday for the northern Plains and Upper Midwest

Severe weather will be possible Sunday across much of the northern Plains. The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted Slight and Moderate Risks mainly for large hail and damaging winds, but an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. Across the Upper Midwest, heavy rainfall could lead to isolated flash flooding with 1 to 2 inches of rainfall possible over the next 24 hours.
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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 43%
Wind Speed S 7 mph
Barometer 30.04 in (1016.2 mb)
Dewpoint 59°F (15°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index84°F (29°C)
Last update 5 Jul 3:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Chicago IL

  • Tonight

    Mostly Clear

    Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 70 °F

  • Monday

    Breezy

    Breezy

    High: 90 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 80%

    Thunderstorms

    Low: 69 °F

  • Tuesday

    Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

    Thunderstorms
    Likely

    High: 73 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 61 °F

  • Wednesday

    Mostly Sunny

    Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 72 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Chance Showers Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 63 °F

  • Thursday

    Chance Thunderstorms

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    High: 77 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Chance Thunderstorms

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 66 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 70. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 95. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Monday Night
Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Low around 69. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tuesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 7am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 73. North northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. North northeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77.
Thursday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Saturday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
Saturday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Sunday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
3:16 pm CDT Jul 5, 2015
5pm CDT Jul 5, 2015-6pm CDT Jul 12, 2015
 
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