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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 64%
Wind Speed E 9 mph
Barometer 30.06 in (1017.3 mb)
Dewpoint 61°F (16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 28 Aug 7:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles NE Chicago IL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Isolated showers after 4am.  Cloudy, with a low around 66. Southeast wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Cloudy then
    Isolated
    Showers

    Low: 66 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Scattered showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 4pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 76. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Scattered
    Showers

    High: 76 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. South southeast wind around 5 mph, with gusts as high as 10 mph.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 67 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 78. East wind around 5 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 78 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. South southeast wind around 5 mph, with gusts as high as 10 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 80 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 69.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 69 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 87 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 71 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Isolated showers after 4am. Cloudy, with a low around 66. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday
Scattered showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 76. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Saturday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. South southeast wind around 5 mph, with gusts as high as 10 mph.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 78. East wind around 5 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. South southeast wind around 5 mph, with gusts as high as 10 mph.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 69.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Wednesday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles NE Chicago IL
 41.86°N 87.65°W
8:17 pm CDT Aug 28, 2015
8pm CDT Aug 28, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 4, 2015
 
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