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 over western New York where up to two feet is forecast by late Thursday.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Sparta Community-Hunter Field Airport (KSAR)

Lat: 38.18°NLon: -89.77°WElev: 528ft.

Overcast

21°F

-6°C

Humidity 57%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.19 in
Dewpoint 8°F (-13°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 10 Feb 11:35 am CST
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles NW Sparta IL

  • Today

    Today: Light snow likely, mainly after 4pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable  in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Light Snow
    Likely

    High: 28 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Light snow likely, mainly before 3am.  Cloudy, with a low around 17. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Light Snow
    Likely then
    Chance Light
    Snow

    Low: 17 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 28. North wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 28 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 17 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 35 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 14.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 14 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 22.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 22 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 14 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 40 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30.

    Chance Snow

    High: 30 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Light snow likely, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Tonight
Light snow likely, mainly before 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 17. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 28. North wind 3 to 6 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Friday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 14.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 22.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.
Sunday
A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30.
Sunday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Washington's Birthday
A slight chance of rain and snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 41. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 48.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles NW Sparta IL
 38.18°N 89.77°W (Elev. 459 ft)
11:11 am CST Feb 10, 2016
11am CST Feb 10, 2016-6pm CST Feb 16, 2016
 
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