Winter Storm to Bring Harzardous Travel from the Plains to the Northeast through this Weekend

A sprawling winter storm will create hazardous travel conditions from the Plains into the Northeastern U.S. through this weekend. Areas of moderate to heavy snow are forecast over much of the Upper Midwest, Great Lakes, and the interior Northeast and northern New England. Freezing rain is expected from the southern Plains into the Mid Mississippi Valley, and the Mid Atlantic region. Read More >

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Overcast

28°F

-2°C

Humidity 53%
Wind Speed SE 12 mph
Barometer 30.55 in (1036.3 mb)
Dewpoint 13°F (-11°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill18°F (-8°C)
Last update 17 Jan 1:53 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles ENE Chicago IL

Winter Weather Advisory January 17, 04:00pm until January 18, 06:00am
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Winter Weather Advisory
  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Snow, mainly after 3pm. The snow could be heavy at times.  High near 30. Southeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Heavy Snow

    High: 30 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 2am, then freezing rain, possibly mixed with sleet between 2am and 3am, then rain after 3am. The snow could be heavy at times.  Temperature rising to around 35 by 5am. Breezy, with a southeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible.  New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Wintry Mix
    and Breezy

    Low: 29 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Rain and snow showers before 1pm, then a chance of snow showers between 1pm and 4pm.  Temperature rising to near 38 by 9am, then falling to around 21 during the remainder of the day. Windy, with a south wind 20 to 25 mph becoming west 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

    Rain and
    Breezy then
    Chance
    Rain/Snow and
    Windy

    High: 38 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6. Wind chill values as low as -15. Windy, with a west wind 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy
    and Windy

    Low: 6 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 14. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Partly Sunny
    and Breezy
    then Partly
    Sunny

    High: 14 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 9 °F

  • M.L.King
    Day

    M.L.King Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 21.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 21 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 10.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 10 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 25.

    Sunny

    High: 25 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Snow, mainly after 3pm. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 30. Southeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tonight
Snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 2am, then freezing rain, possibly mixed with sleet between 2am and 3am, then rain after 3am. The snow could be heavy at times. Temperature rising to around 35 by 5am. Breezy, with a southeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Saturday
Rain and snow showers before 1pm, then a chance of snow showers between 1pm and 4pm. Temperature rising to near 38 by 9am, then falling to around 21 during the remainder of the day. Windy, with a south wind 20 to 25 mph becoming west 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6. Wind chill values as low as -15. Windy, with a west wind 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 14. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9.
M.L.King Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 21.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 10.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 25.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 36.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Thursday
A slight chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles ENE Chicago IL
 41.86°N 87.65°W
1:15 pm CST Jan 17, 2020
2pm CST Jan 17, 2020-6pm CST Jan 23, 2020
 
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