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

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.84°NLon: -87.68°WElev: 617ft.

A Few Clouds

12°F

-11°C

Humidity 38%
Wind Speed NW 9 mph
Barometer 30.60 in (1038.5 mb)
Dewpoint -9°F (-23°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill0°F (-18°C)
Last update 13 Feb 10:53 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Chicago IL

  • Today

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 15. Wind chill values as low as -3. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 15 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 9. Wind chill values as low as zero. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph after midnight.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    Low: 9 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow.  High near 22. Wind chill values as low as -1. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Snow Likely
    then Snow

    High: 22 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Snow.  Low around 21. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Snow then
    Snow Likely

    Low: 21 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. West southwest wind around 10 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 34 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 26 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: 37 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A slight chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    Low: 24 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 32.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 32 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny, with a high near 15. Wind chill values as low as -3. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight
Increasing clouds, with a low around 9. Wind chill values as low as zero. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph after midnight.
Sunday
Snow. High near 22. Wind chill values as low as -1. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Sunday Night
Snow. Low around 21. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Washington's Birthday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. West southwest wind around 10 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.
Tuesday Night
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 32.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 40.
Thursday Night
A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Breezy.
Friday
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
10:17 am CST Feb 13, 2016
11am CST Feb 13, 2016-6pm CST Feb 19, 2016
 
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