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

Southern Illinois Airport (KMDH)

Lat: 37.48°NLon: -89.36°WElev: 400ft.

Fair

14°F

-10°C

Humidity 64%
Wind Speed N 7 mph
Barometer 30.64 in (1038.1 mb)
Dewpoint 4°F (-16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill4°F (-16°C)
Last update 13 Feb 6:52 am CST
Extended Forecast for

5 Miles WNW Jonesboro IL

  • Today

    Today: Increasing clouds, with a high near 23. Wind chill values as low as zero. North wind 5 to 9 mph.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    High: 23 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly after 4am.  Cloudy, with a low around 20. East wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Cloudy then
    Chance Snow

    Low: 20 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow, mainly after 8am.  High near 29. South southeast wind 9 to 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Snow

    High: 29 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of snow and freezing rain.  Cloudy, with a low around 29. South wind 5 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance Wintry
    Mix

    Low: 29 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A slight chance of rain, snow, and freezing rain before noon, then a slight chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. West wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Wintry Mix
    then Slight
    Chance Rain

    High: 41 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A slight chance of rain, snow, and freezing rain after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. South southwest wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance Wintry
    Mix

    Low: 31 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 47 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Northwest wind 6 to 9 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 28 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. Northwest wind around 7 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 45 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Increasing clouds, with a high near 23. Wind chill values as low as zero. North wind 5 to 9 mph.
Tonight
A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly after 4am. Cloudy, with a low around 20. East wind 5 to 8 mph.
Sunday
Snow, mainly after 8am. High near 29. South southeast wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Sunday Night
A chance of snow and freezing rain. Cloudy, with a low around 29. South wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Washington's Birthday
A slight chance of rain, snow, and freezing rain before noon, then a slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. West wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday Night
A slight chance of rain, snow, and freezing rain after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. South southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Northwest wind 6 to 9 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. Northwest wind around 7 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. South southeast wind 5 to 7 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 57. South wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. South wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.
Friday
A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 64. Breezy, with a southwest wind 16 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
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Point Forecast:
5 Miles WNW Jonesboro IL
 37.48°N 89.36°W
6:58 am CST Feb 13, 2016
7am CST Feb 13, 2016-6pm CST Feb 19, 2016
 
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