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 over western New York where up to two feet is forecast by late Thursday.
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Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.84°NLon: -87.68°WElev: 617ft.

Mostly Cloudy

18°F

-8°C

Humidity 47%
Wind Speed NW 12 mph
Barometer 30.04 in (1019.1 mb)
Dewpoint 1°F (-17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill5°F (-15°C)
Last update 10 Feb 3:53 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Chicago IL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7. Wind chill values as low as -7. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 7 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 22. Wind chill values as low as -8. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 22 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 14 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A slight chance of snow between 7am and 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Snow and
    Blustery

    High: 24 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 4. Blustery, with a northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    and Blustery

    Low: 4 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 14.

    Sunny

    High: 14 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 6.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 6 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of snow after 7am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24.

    Chance Snow

    High: 24 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a low around 22.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 22 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7. Wind chill values as low as -7. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 22. Wind chill values as low as -8. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
A slight chance of snow between 7am and 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 4. Blustery, with a northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 14.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 6.
Sunday
A chance of snow after 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24.
Sunday Night
A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 22.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow, mainly before 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.
Monday Night
A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Tuesday
A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Wednesday
A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
3:16 pm CST Feb 10, 2016
4pm CST Feb 10, 2016-6pm CST Feb 17, 2016
 
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