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 >

Current conditions at

Chicago/Waukegan Regional Airport (KUGN)

Lat: 42.43°NLon: 87.86°WElev: 709ft.

Fair

45°F

7°C

Humidity 71%
Wind Speed SE 12 mph
Barometer 29.98 in (1016.2 mb)
Dewpoint 36°F (2°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill39°F (4°C)
Last update 2 Mar 5:51 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles NW Russell IL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 43. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 43 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    and Breezy

    High: 69 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy
    and Breezy
    then Mostly
    Cloudy

    Low: 51 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 68 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.  Low around 40. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming north after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 40 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 51 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 33 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 45 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 33 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 43. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Monday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Monday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Low around 40. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming north after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.
Thursday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Friday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46.
Friday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.
Saturday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles NW Russell IL
 42.48°N 87.99°W
2:41 pm CST Mar 2, 2024
6pm CST Mar 2, 2024-6pm CST Mar 9, 2024
 
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