Forecast Details for Chicago, IL

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Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 90. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. North northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 72. North northwest wind around 5 mph, with gusts as high as 10 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 63.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 52.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 68.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.
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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