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

University of Illinois - Willard (KCMI)

Lat: 40.1°NLon: -88.26°WElev: 741ft.

Fair

16°F

-9°C

Humidity 59%
Wind Speed N 9 mph
Barometer 30.31 in (1027.9 mb)
Dewpoint 4°F (-16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill5°F (-15°C)
Last update 11 Feb 8:53 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Champaign IL

  • Today

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 21. Wind chill values between 2 and 12. North wind 5 to 7 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 21 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 40 percent chance of snow after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Light and variable wind becoming southwest around 6 mph after midnight.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Snow

    Low: 15 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly before 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. Wind chill values between 5 and 15. West southwest wind 7 to 16 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph.

    Chance Snow

    High: 27 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 4. Wind chill values between -10 and zero. North northwest wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 4 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 14. North northwest wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 14 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 7. North wind 6 to 8 mph becoming east southeast after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 7 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 40 percent chance of snow after 7am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23. South southeast wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Chance Snow

    High: 23 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a low around 18.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 18 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of snow before 1pm, then a chance of rain and snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.

    Chance Snow
    then Chance
    Rain/Snow

    High: 33 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny, with a high near 21. Wind chill values between 2 and 12. North wind 5 to 7 mph.
Tonight
A 40 percent chance of snow after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Light and variable wind becoming southwest around 6 mph after midnight.
Friday
A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. Wind chill values between 5 and 15. West southwest wind 7 to 16 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 4. Wind chill values between -10 and zero. North northwest wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 14. North northwest wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 7. North wind 6 to 8 mph becoming east southeast after midnight.
Sunday
A 40 percent chance of snow after 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23. South southeast wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Sunday Night
A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 18.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow before 1pm, then a chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.
Monday Night
A chance of rain and snow before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 38.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 39.
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Point Forecast:
Champaign IL
 40.1°N 88.26°W (Elev. 755 ft)
7:38 am CST Feb 11, 2016
9am CST Feb 11, 2016-6pm CST Feb 17, 2016
 
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