Widespread Summer Heat; Enhanced Severe Weather

A large ridge of high pressure continues to deliver summer heat w/ humidity in several sections of the country. Excessive heat warnings and heat advisories are in effect across the Desert Southwest, south-central Plains, Mid to Lower Mississippi Valley and a small part of the Mid-Atlantic. Meanwhile, an enhanced risk of organized severe thunderstorms is possible from Iowa to Illinois and Indiana. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

A Few Clouds

23°C

74°F

Humidity 91%
Wind Speed NW 7 km/h
Barometer 1014.7 mb (30.00 in)
Dewpoint 22°C (71°F)
Visibility 16 km
Last update 20 Aug 4:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

5 Miles NE Chicago IL

  • Today

    Today: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2pm.  High near 26. East northeast wind 5 to 15 km/h becoming south southeast in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 7.5 mm and 1 cm possible.

    T-storms

    High: 26 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. Southwest wind around 10 km/h.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 22 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 26. West wind 10 to 20 km/h becoming north northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 km/h.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 26 °C

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. Northeast wind 10 to 15 km/h.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 20 °C

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 23. Northeast wind 10 to 15 km/h increasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 23 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 18.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 18 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 23.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 23 °C

  • Friday
    Night

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

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 18 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 23.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 23 °C

Detailed Forecast

Today
Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2pm. High near 26. East northeast wind 5 to 15 km/h becoming south southeast in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 7.5 mm and 1 cm possible.
Tonight
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. Southwest wind around 10 km/h.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 26. West wind 10 to 20 km/h becoming north northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 km/h.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. Northeast wind 10 to 15 km/h.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 23. Northeast wind 10 to 15 km/h increasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 23.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 18.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 23.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 26.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Monday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 28.
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Point Forecast:
5 Miles NE Chicago IL
 41.9°N 87.62°W
5:15 am CDT Aug 20, 2019
5am CDT Aug 20, 2019-6pm CDT Aug 26, 2019
 
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