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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

85°F

29°C

Humidity 57%
Wind Speed E 12 mph
Barometer 30.01 in (1015.1 mb)
Dewpoint 68°F (20°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index88°F (31°C)
Last update 4 Sep 12:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Orland Park IL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 10pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind around 5 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 70 °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 around 5 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 90 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind around 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 71 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. South 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 71.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 71 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, 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 68.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 68 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 82.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 82 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tonight
Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind around 5 mph becoming south southeast after midnight. 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 around 5 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind around 5 mph.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Labor Day
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Wednesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.
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Point Forecast:
Orland Park IL
 41.6°N 87.84°W
1:19 pm CDT Sep 4, 2015
1pm CDT Sep 4, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 10, 2015
 
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