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

Springfield - Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (KSPI)

Lat: 40°NLon: -89.68°WElev: 587ft.

Fair

17°F

-8°C

Humidity 62%
Wind Speed W 13 mph
Barometer 30.15 in (1022.1 mb)
Dewpoint 6°F (-14°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill3°F (-16°C)
Last update 10 Feb 10:52 am CST
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles NE Athens IL

  • Today

    Today: Increasing clouds, with a high near 21. Wind chill values between 2 and 10. West northwest wind 7 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 16 mph.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    High: 21 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A slight chance of snow between 7pm and midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. Wind chill values between -1 and 4. West northwest wind around 6 mph becoming north northeast after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Snow then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 8 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 22. Wind chill values between -1 and 9. North wind around 6 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 22 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Wind chill values between 5 and 10. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph after midnight.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 12 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 28. West southwest wind 5 to 13 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    High: 28 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 6. North northwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 6 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 17. North wind 6 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 17 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 9 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 26 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Increasing clouds, with a high near 21. Wind chill values between 2 and 10. West northwest wind 7 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 16 mph.
Tonight
A slight chance of snow between 7pm and midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. Wind chill values between -1 and 4. West northwest wind around 6 mph becoming north northeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 22. Wind chill values between -1 and 9. North wind around 6 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Wind chill values between 5 and 10. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph after midnight.
Friday
Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 28. West southwest wind 5 to 13 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 6. North northwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 17. North wind 6 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9.
Sunday
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26.
Sunday Night
A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 21.
Washington's Birthday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 43.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles NE Athens IL
 40°N 89.68°W (Elev. 614 ft)
11:24 am CST Feb 10, 2016
11am CST Feb 10, 2016-6pm CST Feb 16, 2016
 
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