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Heavy rain possible across parts of Midwest

A storm system moving across the central U.S. will bring showers and thunderstorms to parts of the Midwest on Friday, with the possibility of heavy rain and flash flooding for some locations. Remember, it takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away a small car. If you see a flooded roadway, Turn Around Don't Drown.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Overcast

74°F

23°C

Humidity 60%
Wind Speed SW 7 mph
Barometer 30.12 in (1019.4 mb)
Dewpoint 59°F (15°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 28 Aug 1:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NE Chicago IL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Cloudy, with a high near 78. South southeast wind around 10 mph.

    Cloudy

    High: 78 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10pm.  Cloudy, with a low around 66. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 66 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. South wind around 10 mph.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 77 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. South southeast wind around 5 mph, with gusts as high as 10 mph.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 68 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. East wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Showers then
    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 78 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 82 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 84 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Cloudy, with a high near 78. South southeast wind around 10 mph.
Tonight
A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 66. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. South wind around 10 mph.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. South southeast wind around 5 mph, with gusts as high as 10 mph.
Sunday
A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 69.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles NE Chicago IL
 41.86°N 87.65°W
12:18 pm CDT Aug 28, 2015
2pm CDT Aug 28, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 3, 2015
 
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