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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Current conditions at

Charlotte, Charlotte / Douglas International Airport (KCLT)

Lat: 35.21°NLon: -80.84°WElev: 748ft.

Fair

35°F

2°C

Humidity 23%
Wind Speed N 8 mph
Barometer 30.31 in (1027.0 mb)
Dewpoint 1°F (-17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill28°F (-2°C)
Last update 13 Feb 5:52 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

Charlotte NC

Winter Storm Watch February 15, 01:00am until February 15, 07:00pm
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Winter Storm Watch
  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 16. North wind around 8 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 16 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Northeast wind 6 to 8 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 33 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of snow after 8pm, mixing with sleet after 5am.  Cloudy, with a low around 26. East southeast wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    then Chance
    Snow/Sleet

    Low: 26 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Sleet likely before 1pm, then rain likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 37. East northeast wind 3 to 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Sleet Likely
    then
    Rain/Sleet
    Likely

    High: 37 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Rain.  Low around 36. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southwest after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Rain

    Low: 36 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly before 11am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 52.

    Chance Rain

    High: 52 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 36 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 54.

    Sunny

    High: 54 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 33.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 33 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 16. North wind around 8 mph.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Northeast wind 6 to 8 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
A chance of snow after 8pm, mixing with sleet after 5am. Cloudy, with a low around 26. East southeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Washington's Birthday
Sleet likely before 1pm, then rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 37. East northeast wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Monday Night
Rain. Low around 36. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 52.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 54.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 33.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 53.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 34.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 58.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.
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Point Forecast:
Charlotte NC
 35.21°N 80.84°W (Elev. 656 ft)
5:04 pm EST Feb 13, 2016
6pm EST Feb 13, 2016-6pm EST Feb 20, 2016
 
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