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.

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Peoria, General Downing-Peoria International Airport (KPIA)

Lat: 40.7881° N Lon: 89.76° W Elev: 659 ft.




Humidity 82%
Wind Speed NW 5 mph
Barometer 30.22 in (1024.3 mb)
Dewpoint 17°F (-8°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill15°F (-9°C)
Last update 12 Feb 5:54 am CST
Detailed forecast for

Peoria County

Mostly cloudy until late afternoon then clearing. Highs in the mid 20s. West winds 5 to 15 mph shifting to the northwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Wind chill readings zero to 10 above zero.
Colder. Mostly clear. Lows near zero. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Wind chill readings 5 below to 15 below zero.
Colder...sunny. Highs around 15. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Lowest wind chill readings 5 below to 15 below zero in the morning.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy in the evening...then mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow after midnight. Lows around 8. Northeast winds up to 5 mph shifting to the southeast after midnight. Wind chill readings 4 below to 6 above zero.
Snow likely. Light snow accumulations. Highs in the mid 20s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 70 percent. Lowest wind chill readings 4 below to 6 above zero in the morning.
Sunday Night
Not as cold. Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow. Lows around 19.
Washingtons Birthday Through Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy. Highs 34 to 39. Lows in the lower 20s.
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s.

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