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

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.84°NLon: -87.68°WElev: 617ft.

A Few Clouds

16°F

-9°C

Humidity 35%
Wind Speed NW 5 mph
Barometer 30.50 in (1035.4 mb)
Dewpoint -7°F (-22°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill8°F (-13°C)
Last update 13 Feb 6:53 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Chicago IL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 8. Wind chill values as low as -2. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast 5 to 10 mph after midnight.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    Low: 8 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow, mainly after 11am.  High near 22. Wind chill values as low as -2. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

    Snow

    High: 22 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Snow.  Temperature rising to around 26 by 5am. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Snow then
    Snow Likely

    Low: 22 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 35 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 27 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a high near 36.

    Chance Snow

    High: 36 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    Low: 26 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 32.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 32 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 23 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Increasing clouds, with a low around 8. Wind chill values as low as -2. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast 5 to 10 mph after midnight.
Sunday
Snow, mainly after 11am. High near 22. Wind chill values as low as -2. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Sunday Night
Snow. Temperature rising to around 26 by 5am. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Washington's Birthday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 36.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 32.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 40.
Thursday Night
A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Friday
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52.
Friday Night
A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 42.
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Point Forecast:
Chicago IL
 41.84°N 87.68°W
6:16 pm CST Feb 13, 2016
7pm CST Feb 13, 2016-6pm CST Feb 20, 2016
 
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