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 over western New York where up to two feet is forecast by late Thursday.
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Current conditions at

Sterling Rockfalls (KSQI)

Lat: 41.8°NLon: -89.7°WElev: 646ft.

A Few Clouds

19°F

-7°C

Humidity 49%
Wind Speed W 9 mph
Barometer 30.04 in
Dewpoint 3°F (-16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill8°F (-13°C)
Last update 10 Feb 3:55 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Sterling IL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 3. Wind chill values as low as -10. North wind around 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 3 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 21. Wind chill values as low as -10. North wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 21 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow after midnight.  Increasing clouds, with a low around 11. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance Snow

    Low: 11 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 20 percent chance of snow before noon.  Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 24. Blustery, with a northwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Snow then
    Mostly Sunny
    and Blustery

    High: 24 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -1.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: -1 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 14.

    Sunny

    High: 14 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 6.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 6 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 50 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23.

    Chance Snow

    High: 23 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 18 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 3. Wind chill values as low as -10. North wind around 5 mph.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 21. Wind chill values as low as -10. North wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow after midnight. Increasing clouds, with a low around 11. Southwest wind around 5 mph.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of snow before noon. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 24. Blustery, with a northwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -1.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 14.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 6.
Sunday
A 50 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Washington's Birthday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Tuesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.
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Point Forecast:
Sterling IL
 41.8°N 89.7°W (Elev. 669 ft)
3:29 pm CST Feb 10, 2016
4pm CST Feb 10, 2016-6pm CST Feb 17, 2016
 
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