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

Jacksonville Municipal Airport (KIJX)

Lat: 39.73°NLon: -90.24°WElev: 614ft.

Overcast

27°F

-3°C

Humidity 80%
Wind Speed NW 12 G 18 mph
Barometer 30.29 in
Dewpoint 21°F (-6°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill16°F (-9°C)
Last update 12 Feb 10:35 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Jacksonville IL

  • Today

    Today: Cloudy early, then gradual clearing, with a high near 27. Blustery, with a northwest wind 13 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Cloudy then
    Gradual
    Clearing and
    Blustery

    High: 27 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 3. Wind chill values between -2 and -12. North northwest wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 3 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 16. Wind chill values between -2 and -12. North northwest wind 5 to 9 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 16 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow after midnight.  Increasing clouds, with a low around 11. Wind chill values between zero and 5. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 6 to 11 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 16 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Snow

    Low: 11 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 29. South southeast wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

    Snow Likely

    High: 29 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. South southwest wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 17 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 22 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Partly sunny, with a high near 38. Southwest wind around 7 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 38 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 27 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 42.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 42 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Cloudy early, then gradual clearing, with a high near 27. Blustery, with a northwest wind 13 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 3. Wind chill values between -2 and -12. North northwest wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 16. Wind chill values between -2 and -12. North northwest wind 5 to 9 mph.
Saturday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow after midnight. Increasing clouds, with a low around 11. Wind chill values between zero and 5. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 6 to 11 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 16 mph.
Sunday
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 29. South southeast wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. South southwest wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 17 mph.
Washington's Birthday
Partly sunny, with a high near 38. Southwest wind around 7 mph.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 42.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 37.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.
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Point Forecast:
Jacksonville IL
 39.73°N 90.24°W (Elev. 607 ft)
10:24 am CST Feb 12, 2016
10am CST Feb 12, 2016-6pm CST Feb 18, 2016
 
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