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: 42.1°NLon: -87.75°WElev: 646ft.

Mostly Cloudy

20°F

-7°C

Humidity 43%
Wind Speed NW 20 G 26 mph
Barometer 30.21 in (1024.0 mb)
Dewpoint 1°F (-17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill4°F (-16°C)
Last update 12 Feb 3:52 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Winnetka IL

Wind Chill Advisory February 13, 12:00am until February 13, 09:00am
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Wind Chill Advisory
  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 2. Wind chill values as low as -18. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    and Blustery

    Low: 2 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 13. Wind chill values as low as -17. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 13 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Increasing clouds, with a low around 6. Wind chill values as low as -6. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    Low: 6 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow.  High near 22. Wind chill values as low as -7. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Snow and
    Breezy

    High: 22 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Snow.  Low around 21. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 15 to 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Snow and
    Breezy

    Low: 21 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A 20 percent chance of snow before noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32.

    Slight Chance
    Snow then
    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 32 °F

  • Monday
    Night

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

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 25 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35.

    Chance Snow

    High: 35 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A slight chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    Low: 20 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 2. Wind chill values as low as -18. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 13. Wind chill values as low as -17. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Saturday Night
Increasing clouds, with a low around 6. Wind chill values as low as -6. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable.
Sunday
Snow. High near 22. Wind chill values as low as -7. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Sunday Night
Snow. Low around 21. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Washington's Birthday
A 20 percent chance of snow before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Tuesday
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35.
Tuesday Night
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 28.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.
Friday
A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48.
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Point Forecast:
Winnetka IL
 42.1°N 87.75°W
3:16 pm CST Feb 12, 2016
4pm CST Feb 12, 2016-6pm CST Feb 19, 2016
 
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