Cold Temperatures and Some Snow

A strong cold front and low pressure system will press from the Central U.S. through the East over the next couple of days. The impressive cold front will allow a cold air mass to settle in east of the Rockies and numerous record low temperatures are likely the next few days, especially Wednesday morning. A streak of snow is also expected from the central Plains to northern New England. Read More >

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Overcast

42°F

6°C

Humidity 43%
Wind Speed NW 8 mph
Barometer 30.01 in (1016.6 mb)
Dewpoint 21°F (-6°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill37°F (3°C)
Last update 20 Apr 12:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Chicago IL

Freeze Warning April 21, 12:00am until April 21, 09:00am
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Freeze Warning
  • Overnight

    Overnight: Cloudy, with a low around 37. North northwest wind around 5 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Cloudy

    Low: 37 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Snow, possibly mixed with rain, mainly after 7am.  High near 39. North wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

    Rain/Snow

    High: 39 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Snow likely, possibly mixed with rain before 7pm, then a chance of snow.  Patchy frost after midnight.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. East wind around 5 mph becoming west in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

    Rain/Snow
    Likely then
    Slight Chance
    Snow

    Low: 32 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A chance of snow showers before 8am, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 8am and 1pm, then a chance of rain showers after 1pm.  Patchy frost before 9am.  Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 43. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow

    High: 43 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers before 9pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. West wind around 5 mph, with gusts as high as 10 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Showers then
    Mostly Clear

    Low: 33 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 54.

    Sunny

    High: 54 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 40.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 40 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of showers after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 59.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    Showers

    High: 59 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 46 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Cloudy, with a low around 37. North northwest wind around 5 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Tuesday
Snow, possibly mixed with rain, mainly after 7am. High near 39. North wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Tuesday Night
Snow likely, possibly mixed with rain before 7pm, then a chance of snow. Patchy frost after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. East wind around 5 mph becoming west in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Wednesday
A chance of snow showers before 8am, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 8am and 1pm, then a chance of rain showers after 1pm. Patchy frost before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 43. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. West wind around 5 mph, with gusts as high as 10 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 54.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 40.
Friday
A chance of showers after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 59.
Friday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Saturday
A chance of showers, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 41.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
12:15 am CDT Apr 20, 2021
1am CDT Apr 20, 2021-6pm CDT Apr 26, 2021
 
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