Strong winds and wintry weather for Northern Plains, Upper Midwest

A powerful storm system is forecast to develop in southern Canada on Saturday then track toward the Great Lakes by Sunday. Strong winds and wintry precipitation from this storm will impact the northern Plains and Upper Midwest beginning Saturday. Numerous High Wind Warnings, Wind Advisories even Blizzard Watches are in effect across this region.
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Current conditions at

Chicago/Waukegan Regional Airport (KUGN)

Lat: 42.43°NLon: -87.93°WElev: 709ft.

Overcast

27°F

-3°C

Humidity 85%
Wind Speed SW 7 mph
Barometer 30.25 in (1025.7 mb)
Dewpoint 23°F (-5°C)
Visibility 7.00 mi
Wind Chill19°F (-7°C)
Last update 6 Feb 4:55 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Wadsworth IL

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Scattered flurries.  Cloudy, with a low around 23. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

    Scattered
    Flurries

    Low: 23 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Scattered flurries before 9am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 38. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

    Scattered
    Flurries

    High: 38 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 29 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 20 percent chance of rain after noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Cloudy then
    Slight Chance
    Rain

    High: 41 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of rain and snow before 9pm, then a chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Chance
    Snow

    Low: 27 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 40 percent chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a high near 33.

    Chance Snow

    High: 33 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow showers.  Cloudy, with a low around 18.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: 18 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A slight chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 22.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers

    High: 22 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A slight chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers

    Low: 7 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Scattered flurries. Cloudy, with a low around 23. Southwest wind around 5 mph.
Saturday
Scattered flurries before 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 38. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of rain after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Sunday Night
A chance of rain and snow before 9pm, then a chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday
A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 33.
Monday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 18.
Tuesday
A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 22.
Tuesday Night
A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 18.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 6.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 23.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13.
Friday
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25.
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Point Forecast:
Wadsworth IL
 42.43°N 87.93°W
5:16 am CST Feb 6, 2016
5am CST Feb 6, 2016-6pm CST Feb 12, 2016
 
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