Strong to Severe Thunderstorms, Heavy Rain, And Flash Flooding Across the Midwest

Strong to severe thunderstorms, heavy rain and flooding is possible from the Great Lakes to the south-central Plains, as a strong cold front pushes into the extended area. Meanwhile, well above average temperatures are very likely across the Northeastern quad of the country, including the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Great Lakes and Ohio Valley. Read More >

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Overcast

73°F

23°C

Humidity 79%
Wind Speed S 13 G 25 mph
Barometer 29.92 in (1012.2 mb)
Dewpoint 66°F (19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 22 Sep 8:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

5 Miles NE Chicago IL

Flash Flood Watch until September 23, 01:00am
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Flash Flood Watch
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    Flash Flood Watch until September 23, 01:00am

    NOW until
    1:00am Mon

    Flash Flood Watch

  • Today

    Today: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  High near 75. Southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    Heavy Rain

    High: 75 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1am, then a chance of showers between 1am and 4am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall.  Low around 60. South southwest wind around 15 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

    Heavy Rain

    Low: 60 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 72. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 72 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 59 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 75 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 63 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 73.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 73 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 57 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. High near 75. Southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Tonight
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1am, then a chance of showers between 1am and 4am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 60. South southwest wind around 15 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 72. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 59. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Wednesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 73.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 68.
Thursday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 76.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Saturday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 75.
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Point Forecast:
5 Miles NE Chicago IL
 41.88°N 87.62°W
9:15 am CDT Sep 22, 2019
9am CDT Sep 22, 2019-6pm CDT Sep 28, 2019
 
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