Blizzard Conditions Over the Sierra Nevada Mountains; Critical Fire Weather in the High Plains

A strong winter storm across the west is currently producing heavy mountain snow, strong/high winds, and heavy low elevation rain to parts of the Pacific Northwest, Great Basin, California and the northern/central Rockies. Impacts are expected to continue through Sunday. Across the High Plains, strong winds and dry air will support Critical to Elevated fire weather conditions through the weekend. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Southern Illinois Airport (KMDH)

Lat: 37.78°NLon: 89.25°WElev: 400ft.

Overcast

43°F

6°C

Humidity 86%
Wind Speed S 5 mph
Barometer 30.10 in (1019.6 mb)
Dewpoint 39°F (4°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill40°F (4°C)
Last update 1 Mar 8:52 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Carbondale/Murphysboro, Southern Illinois Airport IL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Light south wind.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 36 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Patchy fog between 7am and 8am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Light south wind becoming south southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

    Patchy Fog
    then Sunny

    High: 63 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 48. South southeast wind 7 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 48 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Breezy, with a south wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Sunny
    and Breezy

    High: 74 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. South wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 57 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 40 percent chance of rain after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Breezy, with a south wind 14 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

    Breezy.
    Partly Sunny
    then Chance
    Rain

    High: 75 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Rain and possibly a thunderstorm.  Low around 53. Breezy, with a south wind 13 to 20 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Rain and
    Breezy

    Low: 53 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of rain and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 66. Northwest wind around 14 mph becoming northeast in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance Rain

    High: 66 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A chance of rain and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. Northeast wind 9 to 11 mph.

    Chance Rain

    Low: 47 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Light south wind.
Saturday
Patchy fog between 7am and 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Light south wind becoming south southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 48. South southeast wind 7 to 10 mph.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Breezy, with a south wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. South wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Monday
A 40 percent chance of rain after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Breezy, with a south wind 14 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.
Monday Night
Rain and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 53. Breezy, with a south wind 13 to 20 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday
A chance of rain and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 66. Northwest wind around 14 mph becoming northeast in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.
Tuesday Night
A chance of rain and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. Northeast wind 9 to 11 mph.
Wednesday
A slight chance of rain after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 63. North northeast wind around 10 mph.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. East northeast wind around 9 mph.
Thursday
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. East wind 8 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night
Rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Southeast wind around 11 mph.
Friday
A chance of rain and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 66. Southeast wind 11 to 16 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.
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Point Forecast:
Carbondale/Murphysboro, Southern Illinois Airport IL
 37.79°N 89.25°W
7:34 pm CST Mar 1, 2024
9pm CST Mar 1, 2024-6pm CST Mar 8, 2024
 
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