Wintry Weather Across the Northern Tier of the U.S.; Fire Weather Concerns in California

Wintry weather is expected from the Northern Plains to Upper Great Lakes with periods of snow and freezing rain. Another system will bring more snow to the Northern Rockies and Northern Plains Wednesday night into Thursday. Meanwhile, fire weather and air quality concerns persist for portions of the Western U.S., including California. Temperatures will run above normal over much of the East. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago-O'Hare International Airport (KORD)

Lat: 41.98°NLon: 87.9°WElev: 666ft.

Light Drizzle Fog/Mist

50°F

10°C

Humidity 89%
Wind Speed SW 5 mph
Barometer 29.93 in (1013.8 mb)
Dewpoint 47°F (8°C)
Visibility 2.50 mi
Wind Chill48°F (9°C)
Last update 20 Oct 10:51 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Des Plaines IL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers likely, mainly before 2am.  Patchy fog before 2am.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 45. South southwest wind around 10 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 45 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 58. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    High: 58 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1am.  Low around 47. East wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Showers

    Low: 47 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10am, then a slight chance of showers between 10am and 1pm.  Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 73. East wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 73 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Breezy.
    Partly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Showers

    Low: 59 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 62 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.

    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 37 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 49.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 49 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A slight chance of showers after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 42 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Showers likely, mainly before 2am. Patchy fog before 2am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 45. South southwest wind around 10 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Wednesday
Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 58. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1am. Low around 47. East wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10am, then a slight chance of showers between 10am and 1pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 73. East wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Thursday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Friday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Friday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 49.
Saturday Night
A slight chance of showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Sunday
Showers likely, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Monday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48.
Monday Night
A chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.
Tuesday
A slight chance of rain and snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 44.
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Point Forecast:
Des Plaines IL
 42.04°N 87.9°W
10:15 pm CDT Oct 20, 2020
11pm CDT Oct 20, 2020-6pm CDT Oct 27, 2020
 
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