Forecast Details for Chicago, IL

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Current Alerts for Chicago, IL: Beach Hazards Statement
Today: Showers, mainly before 2pm. Steady temperature around 48. Breezy, with an east wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Tonight: A slight chance of showers before 10pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 10pm and 4am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4am. Temperature rising to around 52 by midnight. Breezy, with an east wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7am, then a slight chance of showers between 7am and 10am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 79. Breezy, with a southeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. South wind 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Southwest wind around 10 mph.
Thursday Night: A slight chance of showers between 1am and 4am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79.
Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Saturday: A slight chance of showers before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76.
Saturday Night: A chance of showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.
Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67.
Sunday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Memorial Day: A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 67.

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Weather Topic: What are Cirrus Clouds?

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Cirrus clouds are high-level clouds that occur above 20,000 feet and are composed mainly of ice crystals. They are thin and wispy in appearance.

What do they indicate?
They are often the first sign of an approaching storm.

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Weather Topic: What are Cirrostratus Clouds?

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Cirrostratus clouds are high, thin clouds that form above 20,000 feet and are made mostly of ice crystals. They sometimes look like giant feathers, horse tails, or curls of hair in the sky. These clouds are pushed by the jet stream and can move at high speeds reaching 100 mph.

What do they indicate?
They indicate that a precipitation is likely within 24 hours.

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