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

Springfield - Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (KSPI)

Lat: 39.8°NLon: -89.75°WElev: 587ft.

Light Snow Fog/Mist

23°F

-5°C

Humidity 88%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.22 in (1024.2 mb)
Dewpoint 20°F (-7°C)
Visibility 2.00 mi
Last update 12 Feb 2:52 am CST
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles WNW Leland Grove IL

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Snow likely, mainly before 4am.  Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 22. Southwest wind around 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Snow Likely

    Low: 22 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A slight chance of snow between 7am and 9am.  Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 27. Wind chill values between 5 and 15. Blustery, with a light west wind becoming northwest 15 to 20 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Snow then
    Clearing and
    Blustery

    High: 27 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 2. Wind chill values between -4 and -14. North northwest wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 2 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 15. Wind chill values between -3 and -13. North northwest wind 5 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 15 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow after midnight.  Increasing clouds, with a low around 10. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 6 to 11 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 16 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Snow

    Low: 10 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 26. Southeast wind 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Snow Likely

    High: 26 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. South southwest wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 21 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Partly sunny, with a high near 37.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 37 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 26 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Snow likely, mainly before 4am. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 22. Southwest wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Friday
A slight chance of snow between 7am and 9am. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 27. Wind chill values between 5 and 15. Blustery, with a light west wind becoming northwest 15 to 20 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 2. Wind chill values between -4 and -14. North northwest wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 15. Wind chill values between -3 and -13. North northwest wind 5 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Saturday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow after midnight. Increasing clouds, with a low around 10. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 6 to 11 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 16 mph.
Sunday
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 26. Southeast wind 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. South southwest wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Washington's Birthday
Partly sunny, with a high near 37.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 41.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 36.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 48.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles WNW Leland Grove IL
 39.8°N 89.75°W (Elev. 551 ft)
3:24 am CST Feb 12, 2016
3am CST Feb 12, 2016-6pm CST Feb 18, 2016
 
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