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/Waukegan Regional Airport (KUGN)

Lat: 42.45°NLon: -87.84°WElev: 709ft.

Overcast

17°F

-8°C

Humidity 62%
Wind Speed Vrbl 3 mph
Barometer 30.21 in (1025.2 mb)
Dewpoint 6°F (-14°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 11 Feb 11:55 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Zion IL

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Scattered flurries after 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Wind chill values as low as -1. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Scattered
    Flurries

    Low: 11 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 18. Wind chill values as low as -5. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

    Partly Sunny
    and Blustery

    High: 18 °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 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    and Blustery

    Low: -1 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 11. Wind chill values as low as -21. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 11 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 2. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southwest after midnight.

    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 22.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    Low: 22 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Scattered flurries after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Wind chill values as low as -1. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 18. Wind chill values as low as -5. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 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 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 11. Wind chill values as low as -21. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 2. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southwest after midnight.
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 22.
Tuesday
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Wednesday
A chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 30.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36.
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Point Forecast:
Zion IL
 42.45°N 87.84°W
11:16 pm CST Feb 11, 2016
12am CST Feb 12, 2016-6pm CST Feb 17, 2016
 
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