Elevated Fire Weather Threats for California; Cold Across Upper Midwest with Snow in Central Rockies

Unfortunately, elevated fire weather threats return this weekend for parts of California, as gusty offshore winds increase. Meanwhile, a large cold dome of surface high pressure will keep high temperatures 20 to 30 degrees below average across the Upper Midwest and down the High Plains. Also, heavy snowfall is expected from Wyoming into northeastern Colorado and western Nebraska. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Light Snow Fog/Mist

35°F

2°C

Humidity 89%
Wind Speed N 9 mph
Barometer 30.29 in (1026.8 mb)
Dewpoint 32°F (0°C)
Visibility 5.00 mi
Wind Chill28°F (-2°C)
Last update 17 Nov 12:53 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles ENE Chicago IL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Rain and snow likely, mainly before 2pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 36. North northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Rain/Snow
    Likely

    High: 36 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of rain and snow before 5am, then a slight chance of rain.  Cloudy, with a low around 33. North northeast wind 5 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow

    Low: 33 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 20 percent chance of rain before 7am.  Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 37. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

    Slight Chance
    Rain then
    Sunny

    High: 37 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 26. West southwest wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 26 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 38. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 38 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A slight chance of rain and snow before 11pm, then a slight chance of snow between 11pm and 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Slight
    Chance Snow

    Low: 29 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 38.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 38 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 30 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 42 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Rain and snow likely, mainly before 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 36. North northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Tonight
A chance of rain and snow before 5am, then a slight chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 33. North northeast wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of rain before 7am. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 37. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 26. West southwest wind around 5 mph.
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near 38. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Monday Night
A slight chance of rain and snow before 11pm, then a slight chance of snow between 11pm and 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 38.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 32.
Thanksgiving Day
Sunny, with a high near 47.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 38.
Friday
A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 50.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles ENE Chicago IL
 41.86°N 87.65°W
12:16 pm CST Nov 17, 2018
1pm CST Nov 17, 2018-6pm CST Nov 23, 2018
 
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