Severe Storms Across Portions of the Central U.S.; Wet and Windy in the Northwest

A few severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and large hail are expected this today across Kentucky, northeast Minnesota, and from southeast Colorado into the Oklahoma Panhandle. These storms may produce heavy rain and flooding in Kentucky. A strong cold front will sweep through the Northwest U.S. with rain, mountain snow and high winds. Heat and record high temperatures persist in the South. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Overcast

64°F

18°C

Humidity 75%
Wind Speed N 10 mph
Barometer 29.74 in (1006.8 mb)
Dewpoint 56°F (13°C)
Visibility 7.00 mi
Last update 18 May 4:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Chicago IL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Isolated showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. Northeast wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    Showers

    High: 61 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. North wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest after midnight.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 53 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 68 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Breezy.
    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 85 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  Low around 57. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Showers

    Low: 57 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  High near 61. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Showers

    High: 61 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1am, then a chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 50 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 58.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 58 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Isolated showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. Northeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. North wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest after midnight.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Friday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Friday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 57. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Saturday
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 61. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Saturday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 58.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Tuesday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63.
Tuesday Night
Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Wednesday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
4:15 pm CDT May 18, 2022
5pm CDT May 18, 2022-6pm CDT May 25, 2022
 
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