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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Current conditions at

Rochelle, Rochelle Municipal-Koritz Field Airport (KRPJ)

Lat: 41.85°NLon: -89.35°WElev: 768ft.

Fair

13°F

-11°C

Humidity 66%
Wind Speed NW 6 mph
Barometer 30.12 in
Dewpoint 4°F (-16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill4°F (-16°C)
Last update 10 Feb 6:15 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NNE Nachusa IL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 3. Wind chill values as low as -9. North wind around 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 3 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 21. Wind chill values as low as -8. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 21 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow after midnight.  Increasing clouds, with a low around 12. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance Snow

    Low: 12 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 20 percent chance of snow before noon.  Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 23. Wind chill values as low as 1. Blustery, with a northwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Snow then
    Mostly Sunny
    and Blustery

    High: 23 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -1. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    and Blustery
    then Mostly
    Clear

    Low: -1 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 12.

    Sunny

    High: 12 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 3.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 3 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 22.

    Chance Snow

    High: 22 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 19 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 3. Wind chill values as low as -9. North wind around 5 mph.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 21. Wind chill values as low as -8. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow after midnight. Increasing clouds, with a low around 12. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of snow before noon. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 23. Wind chill values as low as 1. Blustery, with a northwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -1. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 12.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 3.
Sunday
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 22.
Sunday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.
Washington's Birthday
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.
Monday Night
A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Tuesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Wednesday
A slight chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles NNE Nachusa IL
 41.85°N 89.35°W
6:16 pm CST Feb 10, 2016
6pm CST Feb 10, 2016-6pm CST Feb 17, 2016
 
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