Severe Storms and Flash Flooding in the Midwest: Critical Fire Weather Threats in the West

Strong to severe storms with damaging winds, large hail, and locally heavy rain will be possible from the Central Plains to the Mid-South and the Great Lakes as a cold front moves eastward. An organized area of thunderstorms may produce a greater severe threat across parts of Iowa, Illinois, and southern Wisconsin. Critical fire weather threats continue across portions of the West. Read More >

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Mostly Cloudy

83°F

28°C

Humidity 72%
Wind Speed W 8 mph
Barometer 29.95 in (1013.1 mb)
Dewpoint 73°F (23°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index89°F (32°C)
Last update 10 Aug 10:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Oak Lawn IL

Severe T-storm Watch until August 10, 07:00pm
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Severe T-storm Watch
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    Severe T-storm Watch until August 10, 07:00pm

    NOW until
    7:00pm Mon

    Severe T-storm Watch

  • Today

    Today: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm.  High near 91. Heat index values as high as 102. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    T-storms

    High: 91 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northwest after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely then
    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 70 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 83 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 66 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 10 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 85 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 69 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. High near 91. Heat index values as high as 102. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 10 mph.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Thursday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Friday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
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Point Forecast:
Oak Lawn IL
 41.71°N 87.75°W
11:15 am CDT Aug 10, 2020
11am CDT Aug 10, 2020-6pm CDT Aug 16, 2020
 
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