Severe Thunderstorms and Flash Flooding in the Central U.S.; A Dangerous Heatwave Coming to the West

A slow moving cold front will bring multiple rounds of widespread heavy rain, localized flash flooding, and severe thunderstorms from the central Plains into the Great Lakes through Saturday. A dangerous heatwave with record breaking and triple digit temperatures is expected this weekend into next week over the Northwest U.S. Excessive Heat Watches and Warnings have been issued. Read More >

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Rain Fog/Mist

22°C

72°F

Humidity 87%
Wind Speed S 31 G 56 km/h
Barometer 1009.7 mb (29.84 in)
Dewpoint 20°C (68°F)
Visibility 2.01 km
Last update 25 Jun 8:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles NE Chicago IL

Flash Flood Watch until June 26, 07:00am
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Flash Flood Watch
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    Flash Flood Watch until June 26, 07:00am

    NOW until
    7:00am Sat

    Flash Flood Watch

  • Today

    Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 10am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 25. South wind 20 to 25 km/h becoming west southwest 25 to 30 km/h. Winds could gust as high as 45 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 cm possible.

    Heavy Rain

    High: 25 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11pm.  Low around 21. Southwest wind 5 to 15 km/h becoming northwest in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 25 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 7.5 mm and 1 cm possible.

    T-storms

    Low: 21 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms.  High near 28. South southwest wind 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 20 to 25 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 7.5 mm and 1 cm possible.

    T-storms

    High: 28 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1am, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 1am.  Low around 22. South southwest wind 20 to 25 km/h, with gusts as high as 40 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    T-storms

    Low: 22 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 28. Southwest wind 15 to 20 km/h, with gusts as high as 40 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 28 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 20 °C

  • Monday

    Monday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 27. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Showers
    Likely

    High: 27 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 21 °C

Detailed Forecast

Today
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 10am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 25. South wind 20 to 25 km/h becoming west southwest 25 to 30 km/h. Winds could gust as high as 45 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 cm possible.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11pm. Low around 21. Southwest wind 5 to 15 km/h becoming northwest in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 25 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 7.5 mm and 1 cm possible.
Saturday
Showers and thunderstorms. High near 28. South southwest wind 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 20 to 25 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 7.5 mm and 1 cm possible.
Saturday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1am, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 1am. Low around 22. South southwest wind 20 to 25 km/h, with gusts as high as 40 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Sunday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 28. Southwest wind 15 to 20 km/h, with gusts as high as 40 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 27. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 28.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Wednesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 27.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 23.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles NE Chicago IL
 41.88°N 87.62°W
9:15 am CDT Jun 25, 2021
9am CDT Jun 25, 2021-6pm CDT Jul 1, 2021
 
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