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

72°F

22°C

Humidity 91%
Wind Speed SW 13 mph
Barometer 30.01 in (1015.2 mb)
Dewpoint 69°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 21 Sep 10:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

4 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

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Periods of showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  Low around 69. South southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

    Heavy Rain

    Low: 69 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Periods of showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 9am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9am and 11am, then periods of showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 11am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  High near 74. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

    Heavy Rain

    High: 74 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Periods of showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 1am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall.  Low around 59. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

    Heavy Rain

    Low: 59 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 72. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 72 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light  after midnight.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 58 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 75 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

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

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 62 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 74.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 74 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Periods of showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Low around 69. South southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Sunday
Periods of showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 9am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9am and 11am, then periods of showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 11am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. High near 74. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Sunday Night
Periods of showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 1am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 59. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 72. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 58. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Wednesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 74.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Friday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 76.
Friday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 76.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles NE Chicago IL
 41.88°N 87.65°W
11:16 pm CDT Sep 21, 2019
11pm CDT Sep 21, 2019-6pm CDT Sep 28, 2019
 
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