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Strong to severe thunderstorms with heavy rain to continue across the central and southern Plains

Periods of strong to severe thunderstorms will continue across a wide area of the central to southern Plains through Friday. Locally heavy rain can be expected over saturated ground, with areas of flooding and flash flooding. A few of the storms will also produce hail and strong gusty winds, with an isolated tornado or two possible.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago / West Chicago, Dupage Airport (KDPA)

Lat: 41.9°NLon: 88.25°WElev: 758ft.

Fair

80°F

27°C

Humidity 39%
Wind Speed E 10 mph
Barometer 30.09 in (1018.5 mb)
Dewpoint 53°F (12°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index80°F (27°C)
Last update 28 May 6:52 pm CDT

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the morning...then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
Friday Night
Showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.
Saturday
Mostly cloudy. Showers likely in the morning...then a chance of showers in the afternoon. Breezy. Highs in the lower 60s. Then temperatures falling into the lower 50s by evening. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph in the morning becoming northeast and increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy. Breezy. Lows in the lower 40s. Northeast winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the evening.
Sunday
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s.
Monday
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.
Monday Night
Mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows around 50.
Tuesday
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows around 60.
Wednesday
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.
Thursday
Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s.
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322 PM CDT THU MAY 28 2015
 
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