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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Current conditions at

Chicago / Wheeling, Pal-Waukee Airport (KPWK)

Lat: 42.24°NLon: -87.97°WElev: 646ft.

Overcast

19°F

-7°C

Humidity 57%
Wind Speed W 7 mph
Barometer 30.22 in (1024.3 mb)
Dewpoint 6°F (-14°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill10°F (-12°C)
Last update 12 Feb 12:52 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Vernon Hills IL

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Scattered flurries.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Wind chill values as low as zero. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Scattered
    Flurries

    Low: 11 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -3. Blustery, with a northwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

    Decreasing
    Clouds and
    Blustery

    High: 20 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -1. Wind chill values as low as -19. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    and Blustery
    then Mostly
    Clear

    Low: -1 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 11. Wind chill values as low as -20. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 11 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 2. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 2 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 21. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Likely

    High: 21 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 17. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Likely

    Low: 17 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A slight chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: 31 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A slight chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    Low: 23 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Scattered flurries. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Wind chill values as low as zero. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -3. Blustery, with a northwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -1. Wind chill values as low as -19. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 11. Wind chill values as low as -20. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 2. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Sunday
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 21. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday Night
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 17. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Washington's Birthday
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31.
Monday Night
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Tuesday
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Wednesday
A chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 31.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.
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Point Forecast:
Vernon Hills IL
 42.24°N 87.97°W
1:16 am CST Feb 12, 2016
1am CST Feb 12, 2016-6pm CST Feb 18, 2016
 
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