Heavy Precipitation and Strong Winds in the West; Locally Severe Weather in the East and Central Plains

Several atmospheric river events will bring widespread moderate to heavy precipitation and strong winds to much of the Pacific Northwest and California through early next week. A few storms might produce locally strong to damaging wind gusts over a portion of eastern North Carolina and Central Plains later today. More thunderstorms are forecast in the middle Mississippi Valley region on Sunday. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Mostly Cloudy

48°F

9°C

Humidity 63%
Wind Speed NW 8 mph
Barometer 30.07 in (1018.5 mb)
Dewpoint 36°F (2°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill44°F (7°C)
Last update 22 Oct 9:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Chicago IL

  • Today

    Today: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 55 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 41. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

    Gradual
    Clearing

    Low: 41 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 55. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 55 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of rain after 1am.  Increasing clouds, with a low around 45. Calm wind becoming east southeast around 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance Rain

    Low: 45 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Rain.  High near 55. East wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Rain

    High: 55 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Rain, with thunderstorms also possible after 1am.  Low around 51. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Rain

    Low: 51 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Rain likely, mainly before 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Rain Likely

    High: 56 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A slight chance of rain before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.

    Slight Chance
    Rain

    Low: 50 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 61.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 61 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 41. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 55. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of rain after 1am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 45. Calm wind becoming east southeast around 5 mph.
Sunday
Rain. High near 55. East wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Sunday Night
Rain, with thunderstorms also possible after 1am. Low around 51. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Monday
Rain likely, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Monday Night
A slight chance of rain before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 61.
Tuesday Night
A chance of rain, with thunderstorms also possible after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.
Wednesday
A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 63.
Wednesday Night
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Thursday
A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 61.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
9:15 am CDT Oct 22, 2021
10am CDT Oct 22, 2021-6pm CDT Oct 28, 2021
 
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