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.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Washington/Reagan National Airport, DC (KDCA)

Lat: 38.83°NLon: -77.09°WElev: 13ft.

Overcast

25°F

-4°C

Humidity 42%
Wind Speed SE 5 mph
Barometer 30.26 in (1024.6 mb)
Dewpoint 5°F (-15°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill19°F (-7°C)
Last update 12 Feb 10:52 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Alexandria VA

  • Today

    Today: Isolated snow showers after 4pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. South wind 3 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated Snow
    Showers

    High: 30 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered snow showers, mainly between 7pm and 4am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest 13 to 18 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Scattered
    Snow Showers

    Low: 19 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Isolated snow showers after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 23. Blustery, with a northwest wind 22 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Blustery.
    Mostly Sunny
    then Isolated
    Snow Showers

    High: 23 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 10. Wind chill values as low as -5. Blustery, with a northwest wind 17 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    and Blustery

    Low: 10 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 24. Northwest wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 24 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of snow after 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Snow

    Low: 19 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Snow likely, mainly after 8am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Likely

    High: 34 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow likely before 8pm, then rain and snow.  Low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Rain/Snow

    Low: 31 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Rain and snow, becoming all rain after 8am.  High near 47. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Rain/Snow
    then Rain
    Likely

    High: 47 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Isolated snow showers after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. South wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
Scattered snow showers, mainly between 7pm and 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest 13 to 18 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Saturday
Isolated snow showers after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 23. Blustery, with a northwest wind 22 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 10. Wind chill values as low as -5. Blustery, with a northwest wind 17 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 24. Northwest wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Sunday Night
A chance of snow after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Washington's Birthday
Snow likely, mainly after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday Night
Snow likely before 8pm, then rain and snow. Low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday
Rain and snow, becoming all rain after 8am. High near 47. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday Night
Rain likely before 8pm, then a chance of showers after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Wednesday
A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 41.
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Point Forecast:
Alexandria VA
 38.83°N 77.09°W (Elev. 249 ft)
9:34 am EST Feb 12, 2016
11am EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 18, 2016
 
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