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High Winds Creating Critical Fire Weather Threats in California; Heavy Rains Along Gulf Coast

Strong to high winds are creating critical fire weather conditions across much of California, and explosive fire growth in Southern California. Wind gradients gradually weaken Sunday and through mid next week. Conversely, very wet conditions will develop this week as week along the Gulf Coast; and unsettled weather pattern to the north with snow from the Great Basin to the High Plains. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Fair

37°F

3°C

Humidity 82%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.04 in (1018.2 mb)
Dewpoint 32°F (0°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 16 Dec 8:53 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Chicago IL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. East southeast wind around 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 32 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 20 percent chance of rain after 1pm.  Increasing clouds, with a high near 40. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance Rain

    High: 40 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A slight chance of rain before 7pm, then a slight chance of drizzle after 7pm.  Areas of fog after 9pm.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 36. West southwest wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Rain and
    Areas Fog

    Low: 36 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A slight chance of drizzle.  Areas of fog before 11am.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Drizzle and
    Areas Fog

    High: 44 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A slight chance of drizzle before 7pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 37. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Drizzle then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 37 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 45 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 27.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 27 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 39.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 39 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 29 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. East southeast wind around 5 mph.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of rain after 1pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 40. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
A slight chance of rain before 7pm, then a slight chance of drizzle after 7pm. Areas of fog after 9pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 36. West southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday
A slight chance of drizzle. Areas of fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Monday Night
A slight chance of drizzle before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 37. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 27.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 39.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Thursday
A chance of rain after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39.
Thursday Night
Rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 27.
Friday
Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 28.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
7:18 pm CST Dec 16, 2017
9pm CST Dec 16, 2017-6pm CST Dec 23, 2017
 
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