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

University of Illinois - Willard (KCMI)

Lat: 40.1°NLon: -88.23°WElev: 741ft.

Fair

24°F

-4°C

Humidity 40%
Wind Speed N 6 mph
Barometer 30.29 in (1027.1 mb)
Dewpoint 3°F (-16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill17°F (-8°C)
Last update 11 Feb 2:53 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Urbana IL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly between 1am and 4am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Wind chill values between 5 and 10. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 6 mph after midnight.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Snow

    Low: 15 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly between 7am and 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. Wind chill values between 4 and 14. West southwest wind 6 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

    Chance Snow

    High: 27 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow before 7pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 4. Wind chill values between -2 and -12. North northwest wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Snow then
    Mostly Clear

    Low: 4 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 14. Wind chill values between -3 and -13. North northwest wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 14 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 7. North wind around 7 mph becoming east southeast after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 7 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 40 percent chance of snow after 7am.  Increasing clouds, with a high near 23. South southeast wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

    Chance Snow

    High: 23 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a low around 18. South southeast wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 17 mph.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 18 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of snow before 1pm, then a chance of rain and snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.

    Chance Snow
    then Chance
    Rain/Snow

    High: 33 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of rain and snow before 7pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Mostly
    Cloudy

    Low: 21 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly between 1am and 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Wind chill values between 5 and 10. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 6 mph after midnight.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly between 7am and 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. Wind chill values between 4 and 14. West southwest wind 6 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Friday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 4. Wind chill values between -2 and -12. North northwest wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 14. Wind chill values between -3 and -13. North northwest wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 7. North wind around 7 mph becoming east southeast after midnight.
Sunday
A 40 percent chance of snow after 7am. Increasing clouds, with a high near 23. South southeast wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 18. South southeast wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 17 mph.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow before 1pm, then a chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.
Monday Night
A chance of rain and snow before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 38.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 39.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 48.
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Point Forecast:
Urbana IL
 40.1°N 88.23°W (Elev. 748 ft)
1:08 pm CST Feb 11, 2016
3pm CST Feb 11, 2016-6pm CST Feb 18, 2016
 
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