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Severe weather possible for parts of Midwest and central, southern Plains

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms Monday afternoon and evening across parts of the central and southern Plains and Midwest, from West Texas and southeastern New Mexico across the Oklahoma Panhandle and central Kansas and into northern Missouri, southern Iowa and west-central Illinois. Large hail and damaging winds will be the main threats.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Mostly Cloudy

65°F

18°C

Humidity 70%
Wind Speed NE 12 mph
Barometer 30.14 in (1020.3 mb)
Dewpoint 55°F (13°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 4 May 5:53 pm CDT

Extended Forecast

  • Tonight

    Showers Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 50 °F

  • Tuesday

    Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

    Thunderstorms
    Likely

    High: 61 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

    Slight Chc
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 51 °F

  • Wednesday

    Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

    Slight Chc
    Thunderstorms

    High: 66 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 58 °F

  • Thursday

    Mostly Sunny

    Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 79 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

    Slight Chc
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 65 °F

  • Friday

    Chance Thunderstorms

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    High: 79 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Thunderstorms Likely

    Thunderstorms
    Likely

    Low: 59 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tuesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 61. Northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 66. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79.
Friday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65.
Saturday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Sunday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Monday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
5:16 pm CDT May 4, 2015
7pm CDT May 4, 2015-6pm CDT May 11, 2015
 
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