Central U.S. Severe Storms and Heavy Rain; Western Fire Weather Threats

A strong system will produce a swath of impacts. Severe storms with large hail, damaging winds, and a couple of tornadoes will be possible in the south and central Plains. Heavy rain could cause flash flooding in the Mid Mississippi Valley. Mountain snow will develop in the Rockies. Critical fire weather threats are expected across northern California and the Southwest. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Mostly Cloudy

51°F

11°C

Humidity 39%
Wind Speed E 12 G 18 mph
Barometer 30.12 in (1020.3 mb)
Dewpoint 27°F (-3°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill47°F (8°C)
Last update 8 May 1:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Chicago IL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Partly sunny, with a high near 53. East wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 53 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Rain, mainly after 9pm.  Low around 38. East wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    Rain

    Low: 38 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Rain, mainly before 2pm.  High near 47. Breezy, with an east wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    Breezy. Rain
    then Rain
    Likely

    High: 47 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, with a low around 41. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    Low: 41 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 51. North wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 51 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 39 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 53.

    Sunny

    High: 53 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 41.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 41 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 57 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Partly sunny, with a high near 53. East wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight
Rain, mainly after 9pm. Low around 38. East wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Sunday
Rain, mainly before 2pm. High near 47. Breezy, with an east wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, with a low around 41. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near 51. North wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 53.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 41.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 60.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Friday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
2:15 pm CDT May 8, 2021
2pm CDT May 8, 2021-6pm CDT May 14, 2021
 
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