Currently in Chicago— March 22nd 2022

The weather, currently.

Wet middle of the week but a dry weekend.

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

1. What Do March Showers Bring?

2. So Long To The 70s

3. Dry But Colder Weekend

After some sunshine and 70s on Monday, it turns cooler and wet for the middle of the week. Light rain will fall much of Tuesday with a high around 50°F.  It will feel colder with some wind gusts to 30 mph or more. Showers on and off Wednesday with a few rumbles of thunder possible as highs reach into the lower to middle 50s. We fall into the 40s for highs on Thursday with occasional showers then dry out and stay a bit below average this weekend. Highs Saturday and Sunday will only reach into the lower 40s. — Tim McGill

What you need to know, currently.

Around 15 million people in Texas were under a severe weather watch today, Monday, March 21. Early reports in Jacksboro, Texas say that a tornado caused major damage to a school and nearby buildings. Tornado watches in the region will not lift until late into the evening.

Meanwhile, the storm is on its way south with more severe weather in store on Tuesday across Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Tuesday has the highest chance of tornado outbreaks. There is a high likelihood that vulnerable communities may be impacted by these storms.  If you or anyone you know lives in this region this is a good time to brush up on tornado safety.

This system will head further Southeast into Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas on Wednesday.