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Changes to the icons were based on analysis of 6,700 public comments collected in 2014. Also, many of these changes are based on the results of a research project led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Users are encouraged to continue to provide comments regarding these changes via email at icons@noaa.gov. NWS will continue to analyze incoming feedback and refine the icons as necessary. Any substantial change to the icons will be facilitated through the NWS public comment/review process.

Elevated fire weather conditions persist on Tuesday

The risk for wildfires is elevated on Tuesday in portions of the Northwest. The combination of warm, windy and dry conditions will cause any fire that develops to potentially spread rapidly. These conditions are expected to persist through Tuesday evening. Numerous Red Flag Warnings have been issued.
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Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

A Few Clouds

79°F

26°C

Humidity 35%
Wind Speed W 10 mph
Barometer 29.86 in (1010.2 mb)
Dewpoint 49°F (9°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index79°F (26°C)
Last update 3 Aug 7:53 pm CDT

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Clear. Lows around 60 in the suburbs...but in the mid 60s downtown. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear. Lows around 60 in the suburbs... But in the upper 60s downtown. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s. East winds 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 60s in the suburbs...but in the upper 60s downtown. East winds 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday
Partly sunny with chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s in the suburbs...but in the upper 60s downtown.
Friday
Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s.
Friday Night Through Monday
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs near 80.



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