Forecast Details for Chicago, IL

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Current Alerts for Chicago, IL: Flood Advisory Hydrologic Outlook
Overnight: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 65. North northeast wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 73. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tuesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 64. North wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 70. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70.
Thursday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 69.
Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 64.
Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76.
Saturday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Sunday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

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Weather Topic: What is Drizzle?

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Drizzle is precipitation in the form of water droplets which are smaller than raindrops.

Drizzle is characterized by fine, gently falling droplets and typically does not impact human habitation in a negative way. The exception to this is freezing drizzle, a condition where drizzle freezes immediately upon reaching earth's surface. Freezing drizzle is still less dangerous than freezing rain, but can potentially result in hazardous road conditions.

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Weather Topic: What is Freezing Rain?

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Freezing rain is a condition where precipitation which has fallen in the form of water droplets reaches temperatures which are below freezing and freezes upon coming into contact with surface objects. The result of this precipitation is a glaze of ice which can be damaging to plants and man-made structures. A severe onset of freezing rain which results in a very thick glaze of ice is known as an ice storm.

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