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Heavy rain could lead to flash flooding for parts of Upper Midwest, Four Corners region

Showers and thunderstorms are expected across parts of the Upper Midwest on Friday. Heavy rain from these storms could lead to isolated flash flooding. Heavy rainfall could lead to flash flooding across parts of Upper Midwest and Four Corners region. Isolated flash flooding is also possible across parts of the Four Corners region and Desert Southwest. Remember, 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.

Partly Cloudy

80°F

27°C

Humidity 67%
Wind Speed NE 10 mph
Barometer 30.00 in (1015.0 mb)
Dewpoint 68°F (20°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index83°F (28°C)
Last update 4 Sep 3:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles ENE Chicago IL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Isolated showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. East northeast wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    High: 76 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 10pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. East northeast wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 71 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 96. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 90 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. South wind around 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 75 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 92 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 74 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 87.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 71 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 79 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. East northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. East northeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 96. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. South wind around 5 mph.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.
Labor Day
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Tuesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Wednesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 75.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Thursday
A slight chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles ENE Chicago IL
 41.86°N 87.65°W
3:17 pm CDT Sep 4, 2015
4pm CDT Sep 4, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 11, 2015
 
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