More Snow for the North Central U.S.; Critical Fire Weather Conditions Across the West

Low pressure will bring locally heavy snowfall from the Northern Rockies into the Dakotas and parts of Minnesota through Thursday with well below normal temperatures. Farther east, showers and thunderstorms are expected from the Midwest into the Central Plains. Meanwhile, critical fire weather conditions will prevail in California, the Great Basin, and Southern High Plains. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Overcast

48°F

9°C

Humidity 77%
Wind Speed W 14 G 22 mph
Barometer 30.14 in (1021.0 mb)
Dewpoint 41°F (5°C)
Visibility 9.00 mi
Wind Chill42°F (6°C)
Last update 21 Oct 6:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Chicago IL

  • Today

    Today: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 58. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east southeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    High: 58 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 11pm.  Low around 50. East wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely then
    Showers

    Low: 50 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Showers likely with patchy drizzle before 8am, then patchy drizzle with a chance of showers between 8am and noon.  Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 74. East wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely then
    Partly Sunny

    High: 74 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    then Chance
    Showers and
    Breezy

    Low: 54 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. West wind around 15 mph becoming north northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 62 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.

    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 43 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 51.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 51 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A slight chance of showers after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 43 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Showers likely, mainly after 1pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 56.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 56 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 58. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east southeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Tonight
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 11pm. Low around 50. East wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Thursday
Showers likely with patchy drizzle before 8am, then patchy drizzle with a chance of showers between 8am and noon. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 74. East wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Thursday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Friday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. West wind around 15 mph becoming north northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Friday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 51.
Saturday Night
A slight chance of showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Sunday
Showers likely, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 56.
Sunday Night
Showers likely, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Monday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.
Monday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Tuesday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
6:15 am CDT Oct 21, 2020
7am CDT Oct 21, 2020-6pm CDT Oct 27, 2020
 
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