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Severe weather possible from central Plains to Gulf Coast; Heavy rain for Gulf Coast

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms Saturday from the central Plains and mid-Missouri valley southward across Texas and eastward across the Gulf Coastal states. These thunderstorms will be capable of producing hail and locally damaging winds. In addition heavy rain could lead to flash flooding along the Gulf Coast where Flash Flood Watches are in effect.
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Partly Cloudy

66°F

19°C

Humidity 50%
Wind Speed S 5 mph
Barometer 30.01 in (1015.4 mb)
Dewpoint 47°F (8°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update on 17 Apr 11:53 pm CDT

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°N Lon: 87.76°W Elev: 617ft.

For More Weather Information:

Chicago, IL Local Forecast Office

Chicago IL

7 Day Forecast

  • Overnight

    Mostly Cloudy

    Mostly
    Cloudy

    Low: 55 °F

  • Saturday

    Mostly Sunny

    Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 60 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Mostly Cloudy

    Mostly
    Cloudy

    Low: 49 °F

  • Sunday

    Showers Chance for Measurable Precipitation 90%

    Showers

    High: 56 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Showers Chance for Measurable Precipitation 90%

    Showers

    Low: 49 °F

  • Monday

    Showers Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 59 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Chance Showers Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 43 °F

  • Tuesday

    Breezy

    Breezy

    High: 54 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Mostly Cloudy

    Mostly
    Cloudy

    Low: 40 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. East southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly after 2pm. High near 56. East southeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Sunday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then showers likely. Low around 49. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Monday
Showers likely, mainly before 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. Breezy.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Wednesday
A slight chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Friday
A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 49.

ABOUT THIS FORECAST

Point Forecast: Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
Last Update: 11:16 pm CDT Apr 17, 2015
Forecast Valid: 1am CDT Apr 18, 2015-6pm CDT Apr 24, 2015
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