Powerful Pacific Storm to Bring Widespread Hazardous Weather to West Coast; Two Storm Systems to Impact Central and Eastern U.S.

A powerful Pacific storm will hammer the West Coast into Friday with strong winds, heavy rain and heavy mountain snow. Heavy rain will bring a threat of flash flooding along recent burn scars while blizzard conditions are expected in the Sierras. Meanwhile, two winter storms will bring areas of heavy snow and freezing rain followed by bitter cold into this weekend from the Plains to the Northeast. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Overcast

32°F

0°C

Humidity 69%
Wind Speed N 13 mph
Barometer 30.20 in (1023.8 mb)
Dewpoint 23°F (-5°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill22°F (-6°C)
Last update 16 Jan 7:53 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Chicago ILSimilar City Names

  • Today

    Today: Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 28 by 5pm. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 34 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of snow after 3am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance Snow

    Low: 26 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 50 percent chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a high near 33. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the afternoon.

    Chance Snow

    High: 33 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Northwest wind around 5 mph, with gusts as high as 10 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 24 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 30. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 30 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Snow, mainly after midnight.  Low around 24. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Chance Snow
    then Snow

    Low: 24 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Snow.  High near 26. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Snow

    High: 26 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Snow showers likely, mainly before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    Low: 14 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A slight chance of snow showers before noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 17.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers
    then Partly
    Sunny

    High: 17 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 28 by 5pm. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight
A 20 percent chance of snow after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast after midnight.
Thursday
A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 33. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Northwest wind around 5 mph, with gusts as high as 10 mph.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 30. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night
Snow, mainly after midnight. Low around 24. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Saturday
Snow. High near 26. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Saturday Night
Snow showers likely, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.
Sunday
A slight chance of snow showers before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 17.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 7.
M.L.King Day
A chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 19.
Monday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17.
Tuesday
A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 29.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago ILSimilar City Names
 41.84°N 87.68°W
7:15 am CST Jan 16, 2019
8am CST Jan 16, 2019-6pm CST Jan 22, 2019
 
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