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.

A Few Clouds

32°F

0°C

Humidity 43%
Wind Speed Vrbl 5 mph
Barometer 30.12 in (1020.2 mb)
Dewpoint 12°F (-11°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill27°F (-3°C)
Last update 13 Feb 4:52 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Charlotte NC

  • Today

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 35. Northwest wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 35 °F

  • Tonight

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

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 16 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 33. East northeast wind around 6 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 33 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly after 1am.  Cloudy, with a low around 26. Southeast wind around 7 mph.  New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 26 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Freezing rain and sleet likely before noon, then rain or freezing rain likely between noon and 1pm, then rain likely after 1pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 37. East northeast wind 3 to 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Wintry Mix
    Likely

    High: 37 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Rain.  Low around 36. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Rain

    Low: 36 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of rain before 9am, then a chance of showers between 9am and 3pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 50. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance Rain

    High: 50 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 34 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 53.

    Sunny

    High: 53 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny, with a high near 35. Northwest wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 16. North northeast wind around 8 mph.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 33. East northeast wind around 6 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 26. Southeast wind around 7 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Washington's Birthday
Freezing rain and sleet likely before noon, then rain or freezing rain likely between noon and 1pm, then rain likely after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 37. East northeast wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Monday Night
Rain. Low around 36. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday
A chance of rain before 9am, then a chance of showers between 9am and 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 50. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 53.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 32.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 52.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 34.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 59.
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Point Forecast:
Charlotte NC
 35.21°N 80.84°W (Elev. 656 ft)
2:53 am EST Feb 13, 2016
5am EST Feb 13, 2016-6pm EST Feb 19, 2016
 
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