Heavy Rain In The Plains; Poor Air Quality Out West

A slow moving weather system in the central U.S. will bring locally heavy rain to much of the Plains this weekend. Isolated flash flooding is possible in this area. Meanwhile, smoke from ongoing wildfires will continue to cause poor air quality across much of the interior West, although fire weather conditions are generally improving in this region. Read More >

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Fog/Mist

73°F

23°C

Humidity 94%
Wind Speed N 8 mph
Barometer 30.01 in (1015.4 mb)
Dewpoint 71°F (22°C)
Visibility 5.00 mi
Last update 18 Aug 6:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Chicago IL

  • Today

    Today: Widespread haze. Sunny, with a high near 79. North northeast wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Haze

    High: 79 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 68. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light north  after midnight.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 68 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 82 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 70 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Showers
    Likely

    High: 80 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  Low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Showers

    Low: 69 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 77 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 62 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 77.

    Sunny

    High: 77 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Widespread haze. Sunny, with a high near 79. North northeast wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 68. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light north after midnight.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 77.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 63.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 80.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 64.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 80.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
6:16 am CDT Aug 18, 2018
7am CDT Aug 18, 2018-6pm CDT Aug 24, 2018
 
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