Heavy Rain and Mountain Snow This Week Northwest To Rockies; Heavy Rain May Bring Flooding to Portions of the East Late Week

At least two storm systems will batter the Pacific Northwest into the northern Rockies this week with heavy rain and mountain snow. The first system may bring as much as two feet of snow to the northern Cascades through Wednesday. This first system will then move over the central US by late week and bring heavy to excessive rain to portions of the south and east Thursday into this weekend. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Partly Cloudy

36°F

2°C

Humidity 62%
Wind Speed W 7 mph
Barometer 30.02 in (1017.8 mb)
Dewpoint 24°F (-4°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill30°F (-1°C)
Last update 11 Dec 11:53 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Chicago IL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 40. West southwest wind around 5 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 40 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 30. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    Low: 30 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Rain, snow, and freezing rain likely before 1pm, then a slight chance of rain between 1pm and 3pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 38. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.  New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Wintry Mix
    Likely then
    Slight Chance
    Rain/Snow

    High: 38 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 29 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 40 percent chance of rain after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 40. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Partly Sunny
    then Chance
    Rain

    High: 40 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Rain.  Low around 36. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Rain

    Low: 36 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Rain, mainly before noon.  High near 41. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Rain then
    Chance Rain

    High: 41 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of rain before 11pm, then a chance of rain and snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow

    Low: 34 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of rain and snow before 8am, then a chance of rain.  Partly sunny, with a high near 41.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Slight
    Chance Rain

    High: 41 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Sunny, with a high near 40. West southwest wind around 5 mph.
Tonight
Increasing clouds, with a low around 30. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday
Rain, snow, and freezing rain likely before 1pm, then a slight chance of rain between 1pm and 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 38. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday
A 40 percent chance of rain after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 40. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night
Rain. Low around 36. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Friday
Rain, mainly before noon. High near 41. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Friday Night
A chance of rain before 11pm, then a chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.
Saturday
A chance of rain and snow before 8am, then a chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 41.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 39.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 37.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
11:16 am CST Dec 11, 2018
12pm CST Dec 11, 2018-6pm CST Dec 17, 2018
 
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