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, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.88°NLon: -87.62°WElev: 617ft.

Mostly Cloudy

24°F

-4°C

Humidity 50%
Wind Speed W 20 G 26 mph
Barometer 30.16 in (1022.9 mb)
Dewpoint 8°F (-13°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill9°F (-13°C)
Last update 12 Feb 11:53 am CST
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles NE Chicago IL

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

    This Afternoon: Scattered flurries before 2pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 18 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as zero. Blustery, with a northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

    Scattered
    Flurries and
    Blustery

    High: 22 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 4. Wind chill values as low as -17. Blustery, with a northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    and Blustery

    Low: 4 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 14. Wind chill values as low as -15. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 14 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Increasing clouds, with a low around 8. Wind chill values as low as -4. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    Low: 8 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow.  High near 22. 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 80%.

    Snow and
    Breezy

    High: 22 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 21. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Snow Likely

    Low: 21 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: 33 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A slight chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    Low: 26 °F

  • Tuesday

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

    Chance Snow

    High: 35 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Scattered flurries before 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 18 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as zero. Blustery, with a northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 4. Wind chill values as low as -17. Blustery, with a northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 14. Wind chill values as low as -15. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Saturday Night
Increasing clouds, with a low around 8. Wind chill values as low as -4. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight.
Sunday
Snow. High near 22. 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 80%.
Sunday Night
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 21. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Washington's Birthday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.
Monday Night
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Tuesday
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Wednesday
A slight chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 29.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 38.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles NE Chicago IL
 41.88°N 87.62°W
11:16 am CST Feb 12, 2016
12pm CST Feb 12, 2016-6pm CST Feb 18, 2016
 
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