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

Springfield - Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (KSPI)

Lat: 39.8°NLon: -89.66°WElev: 587ft.

Fair

11°F

-12°C

Humidity 58%
Wind Speed NW 9 mph
Barometer 30.57 in (1036.4 mb)
Dewpoint -1°F (-18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill-2°F (-19°C)
Last update 13 Feb 1:52 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Springfield IL

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly clear, with a low around 2. Wind chill values between -3 and -8. North northwest wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 17 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 2 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 15. Wind chill values between -2 and -12. Northwest wind 3 to 8 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 15 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow, mainly after midnight.  Cloudy, with a low around 11. Wind chill values between -3 and 7. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 6 to 11 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Snow then
    Chance Snow

    Low: 11 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 27. Wind chill values between -6 and 4. Southeast wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Snow Likely

    High: 27 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a low around 23. South southeast wind 7 to 11 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 23 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Partly sunny, with a high near 38. West wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 38 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Southwest wind around 6 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 25 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of rain and snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow

    High: 40 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 22 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly clear, with a low around 2. Wind chill values between -3 and -8. North northwest wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 17 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 15. Wind chill values between -2 and -12. Northwest wind 3 to 8 mph.
Saturday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 11. Wind chill values between -3 and 7. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 6 to 11 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Sunday
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 27. Wind chill values between -6 and 4. Southeast wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 23. South southeast wind 7 to 11 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.
Washington's Birthday
Partly sunny, with a high near 38. West wind 6 to 8 mph.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Southwest wind around 6 mph.
Tuesday
A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 34.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 48.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Breezy.
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Point Forecast:
Springfield IL
 39.8°N 89.66°W (Elev. 600 ft)
1:38 am CST Feb 13, 2016
2am CST Feb 13, 2016-6pm CST Feb 19, 2016
 
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