Blistering Heat Wave Across Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley This Weekend; Wet Weather In The East

A scorching Heat Wave will continue across the southern tier of the country. Temperatures and Heat Indices will reach or easily surpass triple digits, as a ridge of high pressure dominates. Widespread Excessive Heat Warnings and Advisories are in effect, will persist and spread into the Southwest/CA next week. Meanwhile, locally heavy rain will be possible for the OH Valley/Mid-Atl/Northeast. Read More >

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Overcast

70°F

21°C

Humidity 93%
Wind Speed NW 14 G 23 mph
Barometer 29.71 in (1005.3 mb)
Dewpoint 68°F (20°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 21 Jul 8:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Chicago IL

  • Today

    Today: Occasional showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am.  High near 73. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Showers

    High: 73 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered showers.  Cloudy, with a low around 68. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Scattered
    Showers

    Low: 68 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. North northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 76 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. North northeast wind 5 to 15 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. North northeast wind around 10 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 80 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 68.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 68 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 84.

    Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 69.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 69 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 86.

    Sunny

    High: 86 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Occasional showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. High near 73. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Scattered showers. Cloudy, with a low around 68. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Sunday
A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. North northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. North northeast wind 5 to 15 mph.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. North northeast wind around 10 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 68.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 84.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 69.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 86.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
9:17 am CDT Jul 21, 2018
9am CDT Jul 21, 2018-6pm CDT Jul 27, 2018
 
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