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Severe weather expected for portions of the Central U.S on Thursday

The NWS Storm Prediction Center (SPC) expects severe weather in the Central U.S on Thursday. The area of greatest concern is in the southern and central Plains. This area has been outlined by SPC as a slight risk area. The primary threat with these storms will be damaging winds and large hail, but isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78°NLon: 87.76°WElev: 617ft.

A Few Clouds

14°C

58°F

Humidity 78%
Wind Speed SE 6 km/h
Barometer 30.05 in (1017.2 mb)
Dewpoint 11°C (51°F)
Visibility 16 km
Last update 7 May 2:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Chicago IL

  • Overnight

    Partly Cloudy

    Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 14 °C

  • Thursday

    Mostly Sunny

    Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 31 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

    Slight Chc
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 19 °C

  • Friday

    Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

    Thunderstorms
    Likely

    High: 27 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

    Thunderstorms
    Likely

    Low: 17 °C

  • Saturday

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    High: 20 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 10 °C

  • Sunday

    Chance Thunderstorms

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    High: 17 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Thunderstorms Likely

    Thunderstorms
    Likely

    Low: 11 °C

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 14. South southeast wind around 10 km/h.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 31. South wind 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 25 to 30 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 km/h.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. South wind 15 to 25 km/h.
Friday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. Southwest wind around 20 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. South southwest wind 10 to 15 km/h, with gusts as high as 25 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20.
Saturday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10.
Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 17.
Sunday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11.
Monday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a high near 22.
Monday Night
A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9.
Tuesday
A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 16.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 17.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
2:16 am CDT May 7, 2015
4am CDT May 7, 2015-6pm CDT May 13, 2015
 
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