Dangerous Heat and Humidity Continues Over the Midwest/ East; Severe Thunderstorms Upper Midwest Into Great Lakes

Oppressive heat and humidity will continue through today from the Midwest to the East Coast. The Midwest will get a slight reprieve on Sunday as a cold front moves through the area, while excessive heat continues in the East. Severe thunderstorms capable of damaging wind gusts are forecast into tonight across portions of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin into Lower Michigan. Read More >

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Mostly Cloudy

36°C

96°F

Humidity 54%
Wind Speed SW 26 G 43 km/h
Barometer 1009.0 mb (29.84 in)
Dewpoint 25°C (77°F)
Visibility 16 km
Heat Index44°C (111°F)
Last update 20 Jul 2:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

5 Miles NE Chicago IL

Severe T-storm Watch until July 20, 09:00pm
Excessive Heat Warning until July 20, 07:00pm
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Severe T-storm Watch
Excessive Heat Warning
  •  
    Severe T-storm Watch until July 20, 09:00pm
    Excessive Heat Warning until July 20, 07:00pm

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    hazards in effect

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  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 34. Heat index values as high as 41. West southwest wind around 25 km/h, with gusts as high as 35 km/h.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 34 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. North northeast wind 10 to 20 km/h becoming east in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 30 km/h.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 21 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24. North northeast wind 15 to 25 km/h, with gusts as high as 35 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between 2.5 and 5 mm possible.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 24 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then a slight chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. North northeast wind 15 to 20 km/h, with gusts as high as 30 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 19 °C

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 23. North northeast wind 20 to 25 km/h, with gusts as high as 40 km/h.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 23 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 18.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 18 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 25.

    Sunny

    High: 25 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 19.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 19 °C

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 34. Heat index values as high as 41. West southwest wind around 25 km/h, with gusts as high as 35 km/h.
Tonight
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. North northeast wind 10 to 20 km/h becoming east in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 30 km/h.
Sunday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24. North northeast wind 15 to 25 km/h, with gusts as high as 35 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between 2.5 and 5 mm possible.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. North northeast wind 15 to 20 km/h, with gusts as high as 30 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 23. North northeast wind 20 to 25 km/h, with gusts as high as 40 km/h.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 18.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 25.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 19.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 28.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 20.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 29.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 21.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 30.
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Point Forecast:
5 Miles NE Chicago IL
 41.88°N 87.62°W
2:15 pm CDT Jul 20, 2019
3pm CDT Jul 20, 2019-6pm CDT Jul 26, 2019
 
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