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: 41.84°NLon: -87.68°WElev: 617ft.

A Few Clouds

9°F

-13°C

Humidity 43%
Wind Speed NW 18 mph
Barometer 30.47 in (1033.8 mb)
Dewpoint -9°F (-23°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill-9°F (-23°C)
Last update 12 Feb 11:53 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Chicago IL

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

    NOW until
    9:00am Sat

    Wind Chill Advisory

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly clear, with a low around 4. Wind chill values as low as -14. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    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 -3. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    Low: 8 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow.  High near 22. Wind chill values as low as -5. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 10 to 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Snow and
    Breezy

    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 80%.

    Snow

    Low: 21 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A 20 percent chance of snow before noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32.

    Slight Chance
    Snow then
    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 32 °F

  • Monday
    Night

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

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 26 °F

  • Tuesday

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

    Chance Snow

    High: 37 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly clear, with a low around 4. Wind chill values as low as -14. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 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 -3. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable.
Sunday
Snow. High near 22. Wind chill values as low as -5. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. 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 80%.
Washington's Birthday
A 20 percent chance of snow before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Tuesday
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.
Tuesday Night
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 30.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.
Friday
A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
12:16 am CST Feb 13, 2016
12am CST Feb 13, 2016-6pm CST Feb 18, 2016
 
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