Severe Thunderstorms Likely Across Much of the Great Plains; Critical Fire Weather Conditions in the High Plains

Widespread severe thunderstorms capable of producing large hail, tornadoes (a few of which may become strong) and damaging winds are likely to develop across portions of the Central U.S. this evening. Strong to severe storms will also be possible in the Mid-Atlantic. Elevated to Critical fire weather conditions are possible for much of the central and southern High Plains today and Tuesday. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Fair

73°F

23°C

Humidity 19%
Wind Speed E 8 mph
Barometer 29.99 in (1015.0 mb)
Dewpoint 29°F (-2°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 15 Apr 3:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NNE Chicago IL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 48. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 48 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 63. East wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Showers
    Likely

    High: 63 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 4am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4am.  Low around 59. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 15 to 20 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.

    T-storms and
    Breezy then
    Showers

    Low: 59 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 4pm, then a chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Showers
    Likely and
    Breezy

    High: 70 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 50 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 60.

    Partly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    Showers

    High: 60 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 46 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 57 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 43 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 48. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 63. East wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 4am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4am. Low around 59. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 15 to 20 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.
Wednesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 4pm, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 60.
Thursday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 39.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles NNE Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
3:58 pm CDT Apr 15, 2024
4pm CDT Apr 15, 2024-6pm CDT Apr 22, 2024
 
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