Blizzard Conditions Over the Sierra Nevada Mountains; Critical Fire Weather in the High Plains

A strong winter storm across the west is currently producing heavy mountain snow, strong/high winds, and heavy low elevation rain to parts of the Pacific Northwest, Great Basin, California and the northern/central Rockies. Impacts are expected to continue through Sunday. Across the High Plains, strong winds and dry air will support Critical to Elevated fire weather conditions through the weekend. Read More >

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

A Few Clouds

59°F

15°C

Humidity 46%
Wind Speed S 12 mph
Barometer 30.00 in (1016.3 mb)
Dewpoint 38°F (3°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 2 Mar 4:53 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Palos Heights IL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 45. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    Low: 45 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    and Breezy

    High: 71 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy
    and Breezy

    Low: 55 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Breezy, with a south wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Breezy.
    Partly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 73 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 7pm.  Low around 45. South wind around 15 mph becoming north after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Showers

    Low: 45 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 7am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 53. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Showers
    Likely then
    Mostly Sunny

    High: 53 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 37 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 49 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 35 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Increasing clouds, with a low around 45. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Monday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Breezy, with a south wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 7pm. Low around 45. South wind around 15 mph becoming north after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 7am. Partly sunny, with a high near 53. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.
Thursday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Friday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48.
Friday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Saturday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45.
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Point Forecast:
Palos Heights IL
 41.67°N 87.81°W
2:41 pm CST Mar 2, 2024
5pm CST Mar 2, 2024-6pm CST Mar 9, 2024
 
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