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 / West Chicago, Dupage Airport (KDPA)

Lat: 42.03°NLon: -88.28°WElev: 758ft.

Fair

15°F

-9°C

Humidity 53%
Wind Speed N 7 mph
Barometer 30.32 in (1028.1 mb)
Dewpoint 1°F (-17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill5°F (-15°C)
Last update 11 Feb 10:52 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Elgin IL

  • Today

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 20. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 20 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered flurries after midnight.  Increasing clouds, with a low around 9. Wind chill values as low as -2. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Scattered
    Flurries

    Low: 9 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Scattered flurries before 9am.  Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 19. Wind chill values as low as -7. Blustery, with a northwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Mostly
    Sunny and
    Blustery

    High: 19 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -2. Wind chill values as low as -20. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    and Blustery
    then Mostly
    Clear

    Low: -2 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny and cold, with a high near 9. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Cold

    High: 9 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -2.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: -2 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 50 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 19.

    Chance Snow

    High: 19 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a low around 16.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 16 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A slight chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: 29 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny, with a high near 20. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Tonight
Scattered flurries after midnight. Increasing clouds, with a low around 9. Wind chill values as low as -2. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
Scattered flurries before 9am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 19. Wind chill values as low as -7. Blustery, with a northwest wind 10 to 15 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 -2. Wind chill values as low as -20. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Saturday
Sunny and cold, with a high near 9. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -2.
Sunday
A 50 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 19.
Sunday Night
A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 16.
Washington's Birthday
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29.
Monday Night
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.
Tuesday
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.
Tuesday Night
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Wednesday
A slight chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35.
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Point Forecast:
Elgin IL
 42.03°N 88.28°W
10:16 am CST Feb 11, 2016
11am CST Feb 11, 2016-6pm CST Feb 17, 2016
 
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