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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 and Breezy

68°F

20°C

Humidity 47%
Wind Speed NE 21 G 28 mph
Barometer 30.01 in (1015.6 mb)
Dewpoint 47°F (8°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 7 Jul 12:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles N Chicago IL

    • This
      Afternoon

      This Afternoon: Partly sunny, with a high near 68. Breezy, with a north northeast wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

      Partly Sunny
      and Breezy

      High: 68 °F

    • Tonight

      Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. Breezy, with a north northeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

      Partly Cloudy
      and Breezy
      then Partly
      Cloudy

      Low: 58 °F

    • Wednesday

      Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 69. East northeast wind 10 to 15 mph.

      Mostly Sunny
      then Slight
      Chance
      Showers

      High: 69 °F

    • Wednesday
      Night

      Wednesday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. East wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

      Showers
      Likely

      Low: 62 °F

    • Thursday

      Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. North northeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

      Mostly Cloudy

      High: 73 °F

    • Thursday
      Night

      Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.

      Partly Cloudy

      Low: 64 °F

    • Friday

      Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78.

      Chance
      T-storms

      High: 78 °F

    • Friday
      Night

      Friday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.

      T-storms
      Likely

      Low: 70 °F

    • Saturday

      Saturday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 88.

      Slight Chance
      T-storms

      High: 88 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Partly sunny, with a high near 68. Breezy, with a north northeast wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. Breezy, with a north northeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 69. East northeast wind 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. East wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. North northeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Friday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78.
Friday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Saturday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72.
Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Monday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles N Chicago IL
 41.86°N 87.68°W
1:16 pm CDT Jul 7, 2015
1pm CDT Jul 7, 2015-6pm CDT Jul 13, 2015
 
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