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

Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (KCHO)

Lat: 38.03°NLon: -78.48°WElev: 640ft.

Fair

20°F

-7°C

Humidity 43%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.28 in (1026.1 mb)
Dewpoint 1°F (-17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 12 Feb 1:53 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Charlottesville VA

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Calm wind.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 15 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Isolated snow showers after 3pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. South wind 3 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Isolated
    Snow Showers

    High: 34 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Isolated snow showers before 9pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Southwest wind 6 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated Snow
    Showers then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 18 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 26. Northwest wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 26 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 10. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 10 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 28.

    Sunny

    High: 28 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of snow after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Snow

    Low: 17 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance Snow

    High: 33 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Snow Likely

    Low: 28 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Calm wind.
Friday
Isolated snow showers after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. South wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday Night
Isolated snow showers before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Southwest wind 6 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 26. Northwest wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 10. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 28.
Sunday Night
A chance of snow after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday Night
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday
Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 48.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.
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Point Forecast:
Charlottesville VA
 38.03°N 78.48°W (Elev. 400 ft)
12:34 am EST Feb 12, 2016
2am EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 18, 2016
 
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