Major Storm Pounding California; Winter Weather Threats Through This Weekend From the Central to Eastern U.S.

The last and strongest in a week-long parade of Pacific storms is pounding California with a variety of hazards, including heavy rainfall, mountain snow and flooding near recent wildfire burn scars. Meanwhile, a weak, progressive system may produce light snow from the Ohio Valley into the northern Mid-Atlantic region through early Friday. Then a major winter storm will develop for the weekend. Read More >

Current conditions at

Springfield - Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (KSPI)

Lat: 39.85°NLon: 89.68°WElev: 587ft.

Overcast

33°F

1°C

Humidity 85%
Wind Speed W 6 mph
Barometer 30.14 in (1021.0 mb)
Dewpoint 29°F (-2°C)
Visibility 8.00 mi
Wind Chill27°F (-3°C)
Last update 17 Jan 9:52 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles SSE Pleasant Plains IL

Winter Storm Watch January 18, 06:00pm until January 19, 06:00pm
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Winter Storm Watch
  • Tonight

    Tonight: Patchy fog.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 26. West northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm  after midnight.

    Patchy Fog

    Low: 26 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 20 percent chance of snow after 4pm.  Patchy fog before 9am.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 32. Light and variable wind becoming east 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

    Patchy Fog
    then Slight
    Chance Snow

    High: 32 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain, becoming all snow after 3am.  Low around 29. East wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible.  New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

    Snow then
    Wintry Mix

    Low: 29 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Snow, mainly before noon.  Patchy blowing snow. High near 30. Blustery, with a north northeast wind 18 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Snow and
    Patchy
    Blowing Snow

    High: 30 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Patchy blowing snow before 9pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 9. Blustery, with a north wind 16 to 21 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.

    Patchy
    Blowing Snow
    and Blustery
    then Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 9 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 17. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 17 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7. North northeast wind 6 to 9 mph becoming southeast after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 7 °F

  • M.L.King
    Day

    M.L.King Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 28.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 28 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 26 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 26. West northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of snow after 4pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 32. Light and variable wind becoming east 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Friday Night
Snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain, becoming all snow after 3am. Low around 29. East wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Saturday
Snow, mainly before noon. Patchy blowing snow. High near 30. Blustery, with a north northeast wind 18 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Saturday Night
Patchy blowing snow before 9pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 9. Blustery, with a north wind 16 to 21 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 17. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7. North northeast wind 6 to 9 mph becoming southeast after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
M.L.King Day
Partly sunny, with a high near 28.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Tuesday
A chance of rain and snow before 11am, then rain likely between 11am and 3pm, then rain and snow likely after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 23.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15.
Thursday
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles SSE Pleasant Plains IL
 39.83°N 89.92°W (Elev. 627 ft)
9:38 pm CST Jan 17, 2019
10pm CST Jan 17, 2019-6pm CST Jan 24, 2019
 
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