Severe Thunderstorms Likely Across Much of the Great Plains; Critical Fire Weather Conditions in the High Plains

Widespread severe thunderstorms capable of producing large hail, tornadoes (a few of which may become strong) and damaging winds are likely to develop across portions of the Central U.S. this evening. Strong to severe storms will also be possible in the Mid-Atlantic. Elevated to Critical fire weather conditions are possible for much of the central and southern High Plains today and Tuesday. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Mostly Cloudy

18°C

64°F

Humidity 35%
Wind Speed E 24 km/h
Barometer 1014.9 mb (29.99 in)
Dewpoint 2°C (36°F)
Visibility 16 km
Last update 15 Apr 9:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

6 Miles SE Lincolnwood IL

  • Today

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 18. East northeast wind around 15 km/h, with gusts as high as 25 km/h.

    Sunny

    High: 18 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 8. East northeast wind 15 to 20 km/h.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 8 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 1pm and 4pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm.  High near 14. East wind 20 to 25 km/h increasing to 25 to 30 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 2.5 and 5 mm possible.

    Showers
    Likely then
    T-storms

    High: 14 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  Low around 14. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 25 to 35 km/h, with gusts as high as 50 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 100%.

    T-storms and
    Breezy then
    Showers

    Low: 14 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 21. Breezy, with a south wind 25 to 35 km/h becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Showers
    Likely and
    Breezy

    High: 21 °C

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A slight chance of thunderstorms before 7pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9. Breezy.  Chance of precipitation is 10%.

    Breezy.
    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 9 °C

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 14.

    Partly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    Showers

    High: 14 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 8 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 12.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 12 °C

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny, with a high near 18. East northeast wind around 15 km/h, with gusts as high as 25 km/h.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 8. East northeast wind 15 to 20 km/h.
Tuesday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 1pm and 4pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. High near 14. East wind 20 to 25 km/h increasing to 25 to 30 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 2.5 and 5 mm possible.
Tuesday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 14. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 25 to 35 km/h, with gusts as high as 50 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Wednesday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 21. Breezy, with a south wind 25 to 35 km/h becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of thunderstorms before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 14.
Thursday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 12.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 11.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 4.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 11.
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Point Forecast:
6 Miles SE Lincolnwood IL
 41.94°N 87.67°W
3:57 am CDT Apr 15, 2024
10am CDT Apr 15, 2024-6pm CDT Apr 21, 2024
 
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