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Severe thunderstorms possible for central and southern Plains Wednesday

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening from central Texas northward to southern Nebraska. Very large hail is the main threat, although damaging winds and a tornado or two cannot be ruled out.
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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 with Haze

72°F

22°C

Humidity 66%
Wind Speed S 6 mph
Barometer 30.16 in (1021.1 mb)
Dewpoint 60°F (16°C)
Visibility 4.00 mi
Last update 6 May 11:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles ENE Chicago IL

  • This
    Afternoon

    Mostly Cloudy

    Mostly
    Cloudy

    High: 65 °F

  • Tonight

    Partly Cloudy

    Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 55 °F

  • Thursday

    Mostly Sunny

    Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

    Slight Chc
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 67 °F

  • Friday

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    High: 81 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Showers Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 62 °F

  • Saturday

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    High: 70 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Chance Showers

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 48 °F

  • Sunday

    Chance Showers

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 62 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. East wind around 5 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind 10 to 15 mph.
Friday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Friday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Sunday
A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 62.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Monday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a high near 68.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Tuesday
A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 62.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles ENE Chicago IL
 41.86°N 87.65°W
12:18 pm CDT May 6, 2015
1pm CDT May 6, 2015-6pm CDT May 12, 2015
 
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