Mississippi Valley Summer Heat Wave; Severe Thunderstorms and Flooding Possible to the North

A dangerous summer heat wave will continue much of the Plains, Mid/Lower Mississippi Valley, Southeast U.S. today and Thursday. Areas of severe thunderstorms may occur today and again on Thursday from parts of the northern/central Rockies and High Plains into the Ohio Valley and Carolinas. Excessive rainfall over similar areas may bring flash flooding today and Thursday. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago / Wheeling, Pal-Waukee Airport (KPWK)

Lat: 42.12°NLon: 87.9°WElev: 646ft.

Mostly Cloudy

77°F

25°C

Humidity 71%
Wind Speed NE 12 mph
Barometer 30.01 in (1015.7 mb)
Dewpoint 67°F (19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index79°F (26°C)
Last update 6 Jul 2:52 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Lake Forest IL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Partly sunny, with a high near 75. North northeast wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 75 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. East wind around 5 mph, with gusts as high as 10 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 74 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 65 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 72. North northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 72 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 62 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 72.

    Sunny

    High: 72 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 61.

    Clear

    Low: 61 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 77.

    Sunny

    High: 77 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Partly sunny, with a high near 75. North northeast wind 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. East wind around 5 mph, with gusts as high as 10 mph.
Thursday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 72. North northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 72.
Saturday Night
Clear, with a low around 61.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 77.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 65.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 67.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 83.
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Point Forecast:
Lake Forest IL
 42.26°N 87.85°W
2:16 pm CDT Jul 6, 2022
3pm CDT Jul 6, 2022-6pm CDT Jul 12, 2022
 
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