Severe Thunderstorms and Flash Flooding Threats Continue Saturday in the Plains and Midwest; Hot Holiday for the Southeast

Another day with severe storms, some significant with very large hail and tornadoes, and very heavy rain are expected through Saturday across the Plains and Midwest. In the Ohio Valley, isolated severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and large hail is possible. Heavy rain may produce flooding for the interior Northeast and in the northern California mountains. Building heat wave in the Southeast Read More >

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

Mostly Cloudy

78°F

26°C

Humidity 71%
Wind Speed SW 14 G 23 mph
Barometer 29.89 in (1011.3 mb)
Dewpoint 68°F (20°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index80°F (27°C)
Last update 24 May 11:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

5 Miles NE Chicago IL

Flash Flood Watch until May 25, 10:00am
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Flash Flood Watch
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    Flash Flood Watch until May 25, 10:00am

    NOW until
    10:00am Sat

    Flash Flood Watch

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Heavy Rain

    Low: 62 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 8am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 8am and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Some storms could be severe, with heavy rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Severe
    Thunderstorms

    High: 79 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 58 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 63 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 51 °F

  • Memorial
    Day

    Memorial Day: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 72 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 62 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 76.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 76 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 8am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 8am and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Some storms could be severe, with heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Sunday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Memorial Day
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72.
Monday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 76.
Tuesday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Wednesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.
Thursday Night
A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Friday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.
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Point Forecast:
5 Miles NE Chicago IL
 41.88°N 87.62°W
11:15 pm CDT May 24, 2019
12am CDT May 25, 2019-6pm CDT May 30, 2019
 
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