Severe Storms in Upper Midwest and Across the East; Record Breaking Heat Continues

Scattered severe thunderstorms are likely Thursday afternoon into Thursday night across portions of the Upper Midwest and from the Mid-Mississippi Valley into the Carolinas. Early season heat with likely record high temperatures will persist across the Southern tier of the U.S. today and will extend into the Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast on Friday and Saturday. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Fog/Mist

61°F

16°C

Humidity 75%
Wind Speed N 7 mph
Barometer 29.74 in (1007.0 mb)
Dewpoint 53°F (12°C)
Visibility 6.00 mi
Last update 18 May 7:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Hometown IL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 10 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 54 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 69 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms and
    Breezy

    High: 86 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  Low around 58. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable  after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Showers

    Low: 58 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  High near 64. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Showers

    High: 64 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1am, then a chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 50 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 60.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 60 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 47 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 10 mph.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Friday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Friday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 58. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Saturday
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 64. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Saturday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 60.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Tuesday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66.
Tuesday Night
Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Wednesday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66.
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Point Forecast:
Hometown IL
 41.73°N 87.74°W
8:15 pm CDT May 18, 2022
8pm CDT May 18, 2022-6pm CDT May 25, 2022
 
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