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

Bloomington/Normal, Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal (KBMI)

Lat: 40.48°NLon: -88.96°WElev: 873ft.

Mostly Cloudy

20°F

-7°C

Humidity 77%
Wind Speed S 6 mph
Barometer 30.23 in (1026.0 mb)
Dewpoint 14°F (-10°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill12°F (-11°C)
Last update 12 Feb 12:56 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Bloomington IL

  • Overnight

    Overnight: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a low around 15. South wind around 8 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    Low: 15 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 25. Wind chill values between 2 and 12. Blustery, with a northwest wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Partly
    Sunny and
    Blustery

    High: 25 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 1. Wind chill values between -6 and -16. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 11 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    and Blustery
    then Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 1 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 14. Wind chill values between -6 and -16. North northwest wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 14 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph after midnight.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 4 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 23. South southeast wind 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Snow Likely

    High: 23 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. South southeast wind 8 to 15 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 19 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 34 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 21 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
A 20 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 15. South wind around 8 mph.
Friday
Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 25. Wind chill values between 2 and 12. Blustery, with a northwest wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 1. Wind chill values between -6 and -16. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 11 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 14. Wind chill values between -6 and -16. North northwest wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph after midnight.
Sunday
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 23. South southeast wind 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. South southeast wind 8 to 15 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.
Washington's Birthday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 38.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 36.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 44. Breezy.
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Point Forecast:
Bloomington IL
 40.48°N 88.96°W (Elev. 843 ft)
1:24 am CST Feb 12, 2016
1am CST Feb 12, 2016-6pm CST Feb 18, 2016
 
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