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Very Heavy Rainfall and High Risk Flood Event in the South-Central U.S.

Thunderstorms, some severe, will continue to produce tremendously heavy rainfall over the same areas through the day today. The area with the greatest potential for excessive rainfall includes Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri. Very heavy rains will extend broadly from the Southern Plains to the Upper Midwest. Life threatening flash flooding is expected with these storms. Read More >

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Fog/Mist

44°F

7°C

Humidity 96%
Wind Speed NE 15 G 23 mph
Barometer 29.91 in (1013.5 mb)
Dewpoint 43°F (6°C)
Visibility 6.00 mi
Wind Chill37°F (3°C)
Last update 30 Apr 4:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles NE Chicago IL

Flash Flood Watch until May 1, 07:00am
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Flash Flood Watch
  •  
    Flash Flood Watch until May 1, 07:00am

    NOW until
    7:00am Mon

    Flash Flood Watch

  • Today

    Today: Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 7am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  High near 53. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

    Heavy Rain
    and Breezy

    High: 53 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1am, then a chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  Low around 50. East northeast wind around 15 mph becoming south southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

    Heavy Rain

    Low: 50 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

    Chance
    Showers and
    Breezy

    High: 55 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1am.  Cloudy, with a low around 42. Southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 42 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy
    and Breezy

    High: 54 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 41.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 41 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 53 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 42 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 7am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. High near 53. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Tonight
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1am, then a chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Low around 50. East northeast wind around 15 mph becoming south southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Monday
A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Monday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 42. Southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tuesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 41.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 55.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 45.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 58.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 46.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 60.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles NE Chicago IL
 41.88°N 87.65°W
4:19 am CDT Apr 30, 2017
6am CDT Apr 30, 2017-6pm CDT May 6, 2017
 
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