Forecast Details for Murrayville, IL

Recent Locations: Murrayville, IL  
This Afternoon: Snow likely, mainly before 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 33. North wind around 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Tonight: A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly before 8pm. Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 18. North northwest wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 30. Wind chill values between 5 and 15. North northwest wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 17 mph.
Tuesday Night: Clear, with a low around 17. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 38. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph in the morning.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 23. East wind 3 to 6 mph.
Thursday: A chance of rain and snow before 5pm, then a chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 38. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Saturday: A chance of rain and snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 38.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 36.

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Weather Topic: What is Precipitation?

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Precipitation can refer to many different forms of water that may fall from clouds. Precipitation occurs after a cloud has become saturated to the point where its water particles are more dense than the air below the cloud.

In most cases, precipitation will reach the ground, but it is not uncommon for precipitation to evaporate before it reaches the earth's surface. When precipitation evaporates before it contacts the ground it is called Virga. Graupel, hail, sleet, rain, drizzle, and snow are forms of precipitation, but fog and mist are not considered precipitation because the water vapor which constitutes them isn't dense enough to fall to the ground.

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Weather Topic: What is Sleet?

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Sleet is a form of precipitation in which small ice pellets are the primary components. These ice pellets are smaller and more translucent than hailstones, and harder than graupel. Sleet is caused by specific atmospheric conditions and therefore typically doesn't last for extended periods of time.

The condition which leads to sleet formation requires a warmer body of air to be wedged in between two sub-freezing bodies of air. When snow falls through a warmer layer of air it melts, and as it falls through the next sub-freezing body of air it freezes again, forming ice pellets known as sleet. In some cases, water droplets don't have time to freeze before reaching the surface and the result is freezing rain.

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