Severe Thunderstorm and Flash Flooding Risks from Southern Plains to Midwest; Heat Wave Developing in the Southeast

Severe thunderstorms and flash flooding will again be possible from the Southern Plains into the Midwest on Friday. Periodic risks of severe thunderstorms, along with flash flooding, are forecast from the Central and Southern Plains to the Great Lakes and Northeast into the Memorial Day weekend. Temperatures across much of the East will run above normal where they will hold into Memorial Day. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

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

Lat: 41.98°NLon: 87.9°WElev: 666ft.

A Few Clouds

67°F

19°C

Humidity 57%
Wind Speed SW 3 mph
Barometer 30.08 in (1018.4 mb)
Dewpoint 51°F (11°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 23 May 9:51 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Des Plaines IL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming northeast after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 53 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    Showers

    High: 74 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 64 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Some of the storms could be severe.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Severe
    Thunderstorms

    High: 80 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 60 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm, then a chance of showers between 1pm and 4pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 70 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A slight chance of thunderstorms before 7pm, then a slight chance of showers after 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 52 °F

  • Memorial
    Day

    Memorial Day: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 78.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 78 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 60 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming northeast after midnight.
Friday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Friday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Some of the storms could be severe. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm, then a chance of showers between 1pm and 4pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Sunday Night
A slight chance of thunderstorms before 7pm, then a slight chance of showers after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Memorial Day
A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 78.
Monday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Tuesday
A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 78.
Tuesday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Wednesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 70.
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Point Forecast:
Des Plaines IL
 42.04°N 87.9°W
9:15 pm CDT May 23, 2019
10pm CDT May 23, 2019-6pm CDT May 30, 2019
 
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