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: 37.77°NLon: -89.37°WElev: 400ft.

Fair

29°F

-2°C

Humidity 66%
Wind Speed N 12 mph
Barometer 30.39 in (1029.5 mb)
Dewpoint 19°F (-7°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill19°F (-7°C)
Last update 12 Feb 5:52 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles WNW Murphysboro IL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 10. North northwest wind 7 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 10 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 22. Wind chill values as low as -1. North wind 3 to 7 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 22 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow after midnight.  Cloudy, with a low around 15. Light and variable wind becoming east southeast around 6 mph after midnight.

    Cloudy then
    Slight Chance
    Snow

    Low: 15 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 31. South wind 7 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Likely

    High: 31 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. South wind 3 to 7 mph.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 28 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A slight chance of snow before noon, then a slight chance of rain.  Partly sunny, with a high near 44. South southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Snow then
    Slight Chance
    Rain

    High: 44 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. North northwest wind around 6 mph becoming south southwest after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 29 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A slight chance of rain.  Partly sunny, with a high near 46. South wind 6 to 11 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

    Slight Chance
    Rain

    High: 46 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Northwest wind 9 to 11 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 29 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 10. North northwest wind 7 to 10 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 22. Wind chill values as low as -1. North wind 3 to 7 mph.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 15. Light and variable wind becoming east southeast around 6 mph after midnight.
Sunday
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 31. South wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. South wind 3 to 7 mph.
Washington's Birthday
A slight chance of snow before noon, then a slight chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 44. South southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. North northwest wind around 6 mph becoming south southwest after midnight.
Tuesday
A slight chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 46. South wind 6 to 11 mph becoming west in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Northwest wind 9 to 11 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 42. Northwest wind 7 to 9 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. East wind around 8 mph becoming south after midnight.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 56. South wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. South southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 62. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles WNW Murphysboro IL
 37.77°N 89.37°W
6:15 pm CST Feb 12, 2016
6pm CST Feb 12, 2016-6pm CST Feb 19, 2016
 
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