Major Winter Storm System Will Bring A Variety Of Impacts To The Central, Southern, And Eastern U.S. Through The Weekend

An impactful winter storm will track from the Plains to New England through Sunday, with bitter cold behind it. Heavy snow is likely from the Corn Belt to interior Northeast, with significant ice accumulations in the Ohio Valley and New England. Farther south, heavy rain could lead to flooding in the Tennessee Valley on Saturday, with isolated severe thunderstorms in the lower Mississippi Valley. Read More >

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Overcast

30°F

-1°C

Humidity 72%
Wind Speed NE 12 mph
Barometer 30.16 in (1022.5 mb)
Dewpoint 22°F (-6°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill20°F (-7°C)
Last update 18 Jan 1:53 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Chicago IL

Winter Storm Warning January 18, 03:00pm until January 19, 12:00pm
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Winter Storm Warning
  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 20 percent chance of snow after 4pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 31. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: 31 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow, mainly after 9pm. The snow could be heavy at times.  Patchy blowing snow after 4am. Steady temperature around 29. Blustery, with an east northeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.

    Heavy Snow
    and Patchy
    Blowing Snow

    Low: 29 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Snow. The snow could be heavy at times.  Patchy blowing snow. Temperature falling to around 24 by 5pm. Blustery, with a northeast wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

    Heavy Snow
    and Patchy
    Blowing Snow

    High: 28 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Snow likely before 7pm, then snow showers, mainly after 7pm.  Patchy blowing snow before 7pm. Low around 14. Blustery, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

    Snow Showers
    and Patchy
    Blowing Snow

    Low: 14 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow showers, mainly before 1pm.  High near 18. North wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Snow Showers

    High: 18 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of snow showers before 7pm, then a slight chance of snow between 7pm and 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: 10 °F

  • M.L.King
    Day

    M.L.King Day: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 17.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 17 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 17 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Snow likely between 7am and noon, then rain and snow.  Cloudy, with a high near 36.

    Snow Likely
    then
    Rain/Snow

    High: 36 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 20 percent chance of snow after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 31. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight
Snow, mainly after 9pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Patchy blowing snow after 4am. Steady temperature around 29. Blustery, with an east northeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
Saturday
Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Patchy blowing snow. Temperature falling to around 24 by 5pm. Blustery, with a northeast wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Saturday Night
Snow likely before 7pm, then snow showers, mainly after 7pm. Patchy blowing snow before 7pm. Low around 14. Blustery, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Sunday
Snow showers, mainly before 1pm. High near 18. North wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Sunday Night
A chance of snow showers before 7pm, then a slight chance of snow between 7pm and 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
M.L.King Day
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 17.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17.
Tuesday
Snow likely between 7am and noon, then rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 36.
Tuesday Night
Rain and snow before 9pm, then a chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 24.
Wednesday
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
1:15 pm CST Jan 18, 2019
2pm CST Jan 18, 2019-6pm CST Jan 24, 2019
 
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