Strong winds and wintry weather for Northern Plains, Upper Midwest

A powerful storm system is forecast to develop in southern Canada on Saturday then track toward the Great Lakes by Sunday. Strong winds and wintry precipitation from this storm will impact the northern Plains and Upper Midwest beginning Saturday. Numerous High Wind Warnings, Wind Advisories even Blizzard Watches are in effect across this region.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago / Wheeling, Pal-Waukee Airport (KPWK)

Lat: 42.09°NLon: -87.98°WElev: 646ft.

Mostly Cloudy

27°F

-3°C

Humidity 81%
Wind Speed SW 6 mph
Barometer 30.28 in (1026.2 mb)
Dewpoint 22°F (-6°C)
Visibility 7.00 mi
Wind Chill20°F (-7°C)
Last update 6 Feb 2:52 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Arlington Heights IL

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Scattered flurries.  Cloudy, with a low around 24. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph.

    Scattered
    Flurries

    Low: 24 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 39. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    High: 39 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 30 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 20 percent chance of rain after noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance Rain

    High: 42 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of rain before 7pm, then a chance of rain and snow between 7pm and 9pm, then a chance of snow after 9pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Chance
    Snow

    Low: 28 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 50 percent chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a high near 32.

    Chance Snow

    High: 32 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow showers.  Cloudy, with a low around 18.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: 18 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A slight chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 22.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers

    High: 22 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 7 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Scattered flurries. Cloudy, with a low around 24. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph.
Saturday
Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 39. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of rain after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Sunday Night
A chance of rain before 7pm, then a chance of rain and snow between 7pm and 9pm, then a chance of snow after 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday
A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 32.
Monday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 18.
Tuesday
A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 22.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 18.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 8.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 25.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15.
Friday
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26.
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Point Forecast:
Arlington Heights IL
 42.09°N 87.98°W
2:16 am CST Feb 6, 2016
3am CST Feb 6, 2016-6pm CST Feb 12, 2016
 
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