Wintry Weather Across the Northern Tier of the U.S.; Fire Weather Concerns in California

Wintry weather is expected from the Northern Plains to Upper Great Lakes with periods of snow and freezing rain. Another system will bring more snow to the Northern Rockies and Northern Plains Wednesday night into Thursday. Meanwhile, fire weather and air quality concerns persist for portions of the Western U.S., including California. Temperatures will run above normal over much of the East. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Overcast

49°F

9°C

Humidity 80%
Wind Speed W 9 mph
Barometer 30.08 in (1019.0 mb)
Dewpoint 43°F (6°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill45°F (7°C)
Last update 21 Oct 4:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Chicago IL

  • Today

    Today: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 59. West wind 5 to 15 mph becoming east southeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    High: 59 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1am.  Increasing clouds, with a low around 49. East wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 49 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10am.  Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 74. East wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Mostly Sunny

    High: 74 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am.  Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Breezy.
    Mostly Clear
    then Chance
    Showers

    Low: 60 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. Southwest wind around 15 mph becoming north northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 63 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.

    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 40 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 49.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 49 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A slight chance of showers after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 43 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Showers likely, mainly after 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 51 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 59. West wind 5 to 15 mph becoming east southeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Tonight
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 49. East wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 74. East wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Friday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. Southwest wind around 15 mph becoming north northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Friday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 49.
Saturday Night
A slight chance of showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Sunday
Showers likely, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.
Monday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49.
Monday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Tuesday
A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 44.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
12:15 am CDT Oct 21, 2020
5am CDT Oct 21, 2020-6pm CDT Oct 27, 2020
 
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