Strong winds and wintry weather for Northern Plains, Upper Midwest

A powerful storm system is forecast to develop in southern Canada on Saturday then track toward the Great Lakes by Sunday. Strong winds and wintry precipitation from this storm will impact the northern Plains and Upper Midwest beginning Saturday. Numerous High Wind Warnings, Wind Advisories even Blizzard Watches are in effect across this region.
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Current conditions at

Mattoon / Charleston, Coles County Memorial Airport (KMTO)

Lat: 39.54°NLon: -88.61°WElev: 722ft.

Fog/Mist

24°F

-4°C

Humidity 88%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.36 in (1028.9 mb)
Dewpoint 21°F (-6°C)
Visibility 4.00 mi
Last update 5 Feb 8:53 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles SSW Sullivan IL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 6 mph after midnight.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 26 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. South southeast wind 6 to 9 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 46 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. Southwest wind around 8 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 29 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 48. Southwest wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 48 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. West wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 28 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 30 percent chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a high near 31. West northwest wind 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

    Chance Snow

    High: 31 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a low around 19. Northwest wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 19 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 25 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 13 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 6 mph after midnight.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. South southeast wind 6 to 9 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. Southwest wind around 8 mph.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 48. Southwest wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. West wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 31. West northwest wind 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 19. Northwest wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Tuesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 28.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 17.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 34.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 36.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles SSW Sullivan IL
 39.54°N 88.61°W (Elev. 600 ft)
8:54 pm CST Feb 5, 2016
9pm CST Feb 5, 2016-6pm CST Feb 12, 2016
 
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