Strong winds and wintry weather for Northern Plains, Upper Midwest

A powerful storm system is forecast to develop in southern Canada on Saturday then track toward the Great Lakes by Sunday. Strong winds and wintry precipitation from this storm will impact the northern Plains and Upper Midwest beginning Saturday. Numerous High Wind Warnings, Wind Advisories even Blizzard Watches are in effect across this region.
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Current conditions at

Rockford, Greater Rockford Airport (KRFD)

Lat: 42.19°NLon: -89.09°WElev: 735ft.

Overcast

28°F

-2°C

Humidity 78%
Wind Speed SW 7 mph
Barometer 30.28 in (1026.1 mb)
Dewpoint 22°F (-6°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill21°F (-6°C)
Last update 6 Feb 2:54 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Chicago Rockford International Airport IL

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Scattered flurries before 5am.  Cloudy, with a low around 23. South southwest wind around 5 mph.

    Scattered
    Flurries

    Low: 23 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 37. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 37 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 29 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 20 percent chance of rain after noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance Rain

    High: 40 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of rain and snow before 8pm, then a chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a low around 26. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Chance
    Snow

    Low: 26 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 50 percent chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a high near 30.

    Chance Snow

    High: 30 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow showers.  Cloudy, with a low around 16.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: 16 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 19.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 19 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 6 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Scattered flurries before 5am. Cloudy, with a low around 23. South southwest wind around 5 mph.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 37. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of rain after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday Night
A chance of rain and snow before 8pm, then a chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 26. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday
A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 30.
Monday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 16.
Tuesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 19.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 18.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 7.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 23.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.
Friday
A slight chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 26.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago Rockford International Airport IL
 42.19°N 89.09°W
2:16 am CST Feb 6, 2016
3am CST Feb 6, 2016-6pm CST Feb 12, 2016
 
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