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

Springfield - Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (KSPI)

Lat: 39.78°NLon: -89.63°WElev: 587ft.

Overcast

26°F

-3°C

Humidity 53%
Wind Speed SE 5 mph
Barometer 30.31 in (1027.4 mb)
Dewpoint 11°F (-12°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill20°F (-7°C)
Last update 11 Feb 6:52 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Springfield IL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 50 percent chance of snow, mainly between 10pm and 5am.  Cloudy, with a low around 16. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph after midnight.

    Slight Chance
    Snow then
    Chance Snow

    Low: 16 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 27. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 12 to 17 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph.

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    High: 27 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 3. Wind chill values between -2 and -12. North northwest wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 3 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 15. Wind chill values between -2 and -12. North northwest wind 5 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 15 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Increasing clouds, with a low around 8. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    Low: 8 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 25. Southeast wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Likely

    High: 25 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. South southwest wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 21 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Partly sunny, with a high near 36.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 36 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 24 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
A 50 percent chance of snow, mainly between 10pm and 5am. Cloudy, with a low around 16. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph after midnight.
Friday
Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 27. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 12 to 17 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 3. Wind chill values between -2 and -12. North northwest wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 15. Wind chill values between -2 and -12. North northwest wind 5 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Saturday Night
Increasing clouds, with a low around 8. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Sunday
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 25. Southeast wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. South southwest wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Washington's Birthday
Partly sunny, with a high near 36.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 40.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. Breezy.
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Point Forecast:
Springfield IL
 39.78°N 89.63°W (Elev. 600 ft)
3:54 pm CST Feb 11, 2016
7pm CST Feb 11, 2016-6pm CST Feb 18, 2016
 
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