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: 41.86°NLon: -87.65°WElev: 617ft.

Partly Cloudy

22°F

-6°C

Humidity 36%
Wind Speed W 8 mph
Barometer 30.29 in (1027.7 mb)
Dewpoint -1°F (-18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill13°F (-11°C)
Last update 11 Feb 4:53 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles NE Chicago IL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered flurries after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Scattered
    Flurries

    Low: 15 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 22. Wind chill values as low as zero. 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.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Partly
    Sunny and
    Blustery

    High: 22 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 3. Wind chill values as low as -15. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    and Blustery

    Low: 3 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 12. Wind chill values as low as -16. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 12 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 6. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 6 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 22. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Likely

    High: 22 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 20. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Likely

    Low: 20 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A slight chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: 33 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A slight chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    Low: 25 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Scattered flurries after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 22. Wind chill values as low as zero. 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.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 3. Wind chill values as low as -15. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 12. Wind chill values as low as -16. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 6. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight.
Sunday
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 22. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday Night
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 20. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Washington's Birthday
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.
Monday Night
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Tuesday
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Wednesday
A chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 33.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles NE Chicago IL
 41.86°N 87.65°W
5:17 pm CST Feb 11, 2016
5pm CST Feb 11, 2016-6pm CST Feb 18, 2016
 
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