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A page depicting all of the new icon images can be accessed here: www.weather.gov/forecast-icons

Changes to the icons were based on analysis of 6,700 public comments collected in 2014. Also, many of these changes are based on the results of a research project led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Users are encouraged to continue to provide comments regarding these changes via email at icons@noaa.gov. NWS will continue to analyze incoming feedback and refine the icons as necessary. Any substantial change to the icons will be facilitated through the NWS public comment/review process.

Critical Fire Weather Conditions from Great Basin to Northern Rockies

Parts of the western U.S. will return to dry and windy conditions on Wednesday which will lead to the potential for rapid fire spread. There are numerous ongoing wildfires in this part of the country. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for portions of several states including California, Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Partly Cloudy

74°F

23°C

Humidity 82%
Wind Speed SW 7 mph
Barometer 30.04 in (1015.9 mb)
Dewpoint 68°F (20°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 2 Sep 5:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles ENE Chicago IL

  • Today

    Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 95. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 91 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. South southwest wind around 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 73 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 88 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 71 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 83 °F

  • Friday
    Night

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

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 71 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 83 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 70 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 84 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 95. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. South southwest wind around 5 mph.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.
Labor Day
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles ENE Chicago IL
 41.86°N 87.65°W
5:17 am CDT Sep 2, 2015
6am CDT Sep 2, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 8, 2015
 
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