Severe Storms and Flash Flooding in the Midwest: Critical Fire Weather Threats in the West

Strong to severe storms with damaging winds, large hail, and locally heavy rain will be possible from the Central Plains to the Mid-South and the Great Lakes as a cold front moves eastward. An organized area of thunderstorms may produce a greater severe threat, including a derecho with winds up to 100 mph across parts of Iowa, Illinois, and southern Wisconsin. Read More >

Current conditions at

Chicago / Wheeling, Pal-Waukee Airport (KPWK)

Lat: 42.12°NLon: 87.9°WElev: 646ft.

Overcast

87°F

31°C

Humidity 70%
Wind Speed SE 8 mph
Barometer 29.83 in (1009.5 mb)
Dewpoint 76°F (24°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index98°F (37°C)
Last update 10 Aug 2:52 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Palatine IL

Severe T-storm Watch until August 10, 07:00pm
Severe T-storm Warning until August 10, 04:15pm
Severe T-storm Warning until August 10, 03:45pm
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Severe T-storm Watch
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    Severe T-storm Watch until August 10, 07:00pm
    Severe T-storm Warning until August 10, 04:15pm
    Severe T-storm Warning until August 10, 03:45pm

    NOW: Multiple
    hazards in effect

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  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Showers and thunderstorms. Some storms could be severe, with large hail and damaging winds.  High near 90. Heat index values as high as 96. West wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Severe
    Thunderstorms

    High: 90 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pm. Some of the storms could be severe.  Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 66. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming north northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 10 mph.

    Severe
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 66 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. North wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 83 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 62 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 85 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 85 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 67 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Showers and thunderstorms. Some storms could be severe, with large hail and damaging winds. High near 90. Heat index values as high as 96. West wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pm. Some of the storms could be severe. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 66. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming north northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 10 mph.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. North wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 62. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
Thursday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
Friday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Saturday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
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Point Forecast:
Palatine IL
 42.11°N 88.04°W
3:17 pm CDT Aug 10, 2020
3pm CDT Aug 10, 2020-6pm CDT Aug 16, 2020
 
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