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

Mattoon / Charleston, Coles County Memorial Airport (KMTO)

Lat: 39.47°NLon: -88.36°WElev: 722ft.

Overcast

24°F

-4°C

Humidity 81%
Wind Speed W 13 mph
Barometer 30.20 in (1023.8 mb)
Dewpoint 19°F (-7°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill12°F (-11°C)
Last update 12 Feb 9:53 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Mattoon IL

  • Today

    Today: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 28. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 11 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Cloudy then
    Decreasing
    Clouds and
    Blustery

    High: 28 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 3. Wind chill values between -3 and -13. North northwest wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 3 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 15. Wind chill values between -3 and -13. North northwest wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 16 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 15 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. Wind chill values between -3 and 2. Light and variable wind becoming east southeast 5 to 8 mph after midnight.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 8 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 24. South southeast wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

    Snow Likely

    High: 24 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. South wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 22 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. South southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 36 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 25 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 40.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 40 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 28. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 11 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 3. Wind chill values between -3 and -13. North northwest wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 15. Wind chill values between -3 and -13. North northwest wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 16 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. Wind chill values between -3 and 2. Light and variable wind becoming east southeast 5 to 8 mph after midnight.
Sunday
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 24. South southeast wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Sunday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. South wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Washington's Birthday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. South southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 40.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 35.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.
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Point Forecast:
Mattoon IL
 39.47°N 88.36°W (Elev. 728 ft)
9:38 am CST Feb 12, 2016
10am CST Feb 12, 2016-6pm CST Feb 18, 2016
 
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