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

Chicago, Chicago-O'Hare International Airport (KORD)

Lat: 42°NLon: -88.02°WElev: 666ft.

Partly Cloudy

17°F

-8°C

Humidity 51%
Wind Speed NW 13 mph
Barometer 30.03 in (1018.2 mb)
Dewpoint 2°F (-17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill3°F (-16°C)
Last update 10 Feb 3:51 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NNW Itasca IL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 3. Wind chill values as low as -11. Northwest wind around 10 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 3 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -11. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 20 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Wind chill values as low as zero. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 12 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 20 percent chance of snow before noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 23. Wind chill values as low as zero. Blustery, with a west wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Snow then
    Partly Sunny
    and Blustery

    High: 23 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 0. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    and Blustery
    then Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 0 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 12.

    Sunny

    High: 12 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 2.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 2 °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.  Cloudy, with a low around 20.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 20 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 3. Wind chill values as low as -11. Northwest wind around 10 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -11. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Wind chill values as low as zero. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of snow before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 23. Wind chill values as low as zero. Blustery, with a west wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 0. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 15 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 2.
Sunday
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 22.
Sunday Night
A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 20.
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 24.
Tuesday
A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Wednesday
A slight chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles NNW Itasca IL
 42°N 88.02°W
3:16 pm CST Feb 10, 2016
4pm CST Feb 10, 2016-6pm CST Feb 17, 2016
 
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