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Severe Thunderstorms & Heavy Rain in the Plains/Midwest; Clouds and Rain Threaten Eclipse Viewing for Some

While much of the nation observes today's eclipse, clouds threaten to obscure the view in parts of the Plains, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Southwest, and Southeast states. The weather could be more than just a nuisance in the north-central Plains and Midwest where scattered severe storms are possible this afternoon and evening. Very large hail, damaging wind gusts, and flash floods are possible. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Mostly Cloudy

80°F

27°C

Humidity 74%
Wind Speed SW 9 mph
Barometer 30.00 in (1014.9 mb)
Dewpoint 71°F (22°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index83°F (28°C)
Last update 21 Aug 6:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Chicago IL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 75 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 10am, then a slight chance of showers between 10am and 1pm.  Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming north northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely then
    Slight Chance
    Showers

    High: 80 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 61 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 75. Northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 75 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light  after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 61 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers before 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.

    Slight Chance
    Showers

    High: 71 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 59 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 73.

    Sunny

    High: 73 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 59 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tuesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 10am, then a slight chance of showers between 10am and 1pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming north northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 61. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 75. Northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers before 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 59.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 73.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 59.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 75.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Monday
A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 76.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
7:17 pm CDT Aug 21, 2017
7pm CDT Aug 21, 2017-6pm CDT Aug 28, 2017
 
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