Major Storm Pounding California; Winter Weather Threats Through This Weekend From the Central to Eastern U.S.

The last and strongest in a week-long parade of Pacific storms is pounding California with a variety of hazards, including heavy rainfall, mountain snow and flooding near recent wildfire burn scars. Meanwhile, a weak, progressive system may produce light snow from the Ohio Valley into the northern Mid-Atlantic region through early Friday. Then a major winter storm will develop for the weekend. Read More >

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Fog/Mist

35°F

2°C

Humidity 78%
Wind Speed W 5 mph
Barometer 29.98 in (1016.5 mb)
Dewpoint 29°F (-2°C)
Visibility 4.00 mi
Wind Chill31°F (-1°C)
Last update 17 Jan 2:53 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles NNE Chicago IL

Winter Storm Watch January 18, 03:00pm until January 19, 12:00pm
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Winter Storm Watch
  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Cloudy, with a high near 33. West northwest wind around 5 mph.

    Cloudy

    High: 33 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Cloudy, with a low around 24. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Cloudy

    Low: 24 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 50 percent chance of snow after 3pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 30. North northwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

    Cloudy then
    Chance Snow

    High: 30 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Snow. The snow could be heavy at times.  Patchy blowing snow after 10pm. Low around 27. Blustery, with an east northeast wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.

    Heavy Snow
    and Patchy
    Blowing Snow

    Low: 27 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Snow, mainly before noon.  Areas of blowing snow. High near 27. Blustery, with a north northeast wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Snow and
    Areas Blowing
    Snow

    High: 27 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Snow showers.  Low around 19. Blustery.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Snow Showers
    and Blustery

    Low: 19 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow showers likely, mainly before noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 20. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Snow Showers
    Likely then
    Scattered
    Snow Showers

    High: 20 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Scattered snow showers, mainly after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10.

    Scattered
    Snow Showers

    Low: 10 °F

  • M.L.King
    Day

    M.L.King Day: A slight chance of snow before noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 19.

    Slight Chance
    Snow then
    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 19 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Cloudy, with a high near 33. West northwest wind around 5 mph.
Tonight
Cloudy, with a low around 24. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
A 50 percent chance of snow after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 30. North northwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Friday Night
Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Patchy blowing snow after 10pm. Low around 27. Blustery, with an east northeast wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
Saturday
Snow, mainly before noon. Areas of blowing snow. High near 27. Blustery, with a north northeast wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Saturday Night
Snow showers. Low around 19. Blustery. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Sunday
Snow showers likely, mainly before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 20. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday Night
Scattered snow showers, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10.
M.L.King Day
A slight chance of snow before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 19.
Monday Night
A chance of snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.
Tuesday
Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 19.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 23.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles NNE Chicago IL
 41.88°N 87.65°W
3:15 pm CST Jan 17, 2019
3pm CST Jan 17, 2019-6pm CST Jan 23, 2019
 
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