Enhanced Risk for Severe Thunderstorms Across the Upper Midwest; Flash Flooding Possible from the Upper Midwest to Southern Plains and Desert Southwest Through Friday

Portions of the Upper Midwest will see an increased threat for severe thunderstorms through this evening, with a few strong tornadoes possible. The same region remains on alert for additional flash flood concerns. Heavy rainfall may lead to flash flooding across the Desert Southwest today, and Southern Plains by Friday. Finally, Major-to-record river flooding continues across the Carolinas. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Partly Cloudy

35°C

95°F

Humidity 44%
Wind Speed SW 24 G 39 km/h
Barometer 1009.7 mb (29.85 in)
Dewpoint 21°C (70°F)
Visibility 16 km
Heat Index38°C (101°F)
Last update 20 Sep 2:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

5 Miles NE Chicago IL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 29. South southeast wind 10 to 15 km/h.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 29 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. Breezy, with a south wind 25 to 35 km/h, with gusts as high as 55 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Breezy.
    Partly Cloudy
    then Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 22 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7am.  Partly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 18 by 5pm. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 30 to 35 km/h, with gusts as high as 50 km/h.

    Breezy.
    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Mostly Sunny

    High: 23 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. Northwest wind 25 to 30 km/h becoming north northeast after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 km/h.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 14 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 18. East wind 20 to 25 km/h decreasing to 10 to 15 km/h in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 18 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 14.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 14 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 20.

    Sunny

    High: 20 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 16.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 16 °C

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 22.

    Sunny

    High: 22 °C

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 29. South southeast wind 10 to 15 km/h.
Tonight
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. Breezy, with a south wind 25 to 35 km/h, with gusts as high as 55 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7am. Partly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 18 by 5pm. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 30 to 35 km/h, with gusts as high as 50 km/h.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. Northwest wind 25 to 30 km/h becoming north northeast after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 km/h.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 18. East wind 20 to 25 km/h decreasing to 10 to 15 km/h in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 14.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 20.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 16.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 22.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 22.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 19.
Click Map For Forecast
Point Forecast:
5 Miles NE Chicago IL
 41.9°N 87.62°W
3:16 pm CDT Sep 20, 2018
3pm CDT Sep 20, 2018-6pm CDT Sep 26, 2018
 
Get as KML Get as XML

Additional Resources

Radar & Satellite Image

Link to Local Radar Data Link to Satellite Data

Hourly Weather Forecast

National Digital Forecast Database