Heavy Lake Effect Snow and Bitterly Cold Temperatures

A bitterly cold airmass will settle over much of the central and eastern U.S over the next several days. Well below normal temperatures and cold wind chills will be common. In addition, heavy lake effect snow will be possible especially downwind of Lakes Erie and Ontario, where up to one foot of additional snow is forecast by Sunday morning.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Decatur Airport (KDEC)

Lat: 39.86°NLon: -88.94°WElev: 670ft.

Overcast

25°F

-4°C

Humidity 78%
Wind Speed NW 15 G 20 mph
Barometer 30.24 in (1024.9 mb)
Dewpoint 19°F (-7°C)
Visibility 9.00 mi
Wind Chill13°F (-11°C)
Last update 12 Feb 11:54 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Decatur IL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. West northwest wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 28 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 1. Wind chill values between -4 and -14. North northwest wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 1 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 15. Wind chill values between -6 and -16. North northwest wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 15 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. Wind chill values between -3 and 2. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 9 mph after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Snow

    Low: 8 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow likely, mainly after 7am.  Cloudy, with a high near 25. Southeast wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Snow Likely

    High: 25 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Snow likely, mainly before 7pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. South southeast wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Likely

    Low: 21 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A 40 percent chance of snow before 7am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 36. South southwest wind around 8 mph.

    Chance Snow
    then Partly
    Sunny

    High: 36 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 25 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 40.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 40 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. West northwest wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 1. Wind chill values between -4 and -14. North northwest wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 15. Wind chill values between -6 and -16. North northwest wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. Wind chill values between -3 and 2. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 9 mph after midnight.
Sunday
Snow likely, mainly after 7am. Cloudy, with a high near 25. Southeast wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Sunday Night
Snow likely, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. South southeast wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Washington's Birthday
A 40 percent chance of snow before 7am. Partly sunny, with a high near 36. South southwest wind around 8 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 40.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 34.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.
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Point Forecast:
Decatur IL
 39.86°N 88.94°W (Elev. 682 ft)
10:54 am CST Feb 12, 2016
12pm CST Feb 12, 2016-6pm CST Feb 18, 2016
 
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