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

Raleigh / Durham, Raleigh-Durham International Airport (KRDU)

Lat: 35.82°NLon: -78.65°WElev: 394ft.

A Few Clouds

27°F

-3°C

Humidity 41%
Wind Speed NE 7 mph
Barometer 30.30 in (1026.4 mb)
Dewpoint 6°F (-14°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill19°F (-7°C)
Last update 11 Feb 11:51 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

Raleigh NC

Winter Weather Advisory February 12, 07:00am until February 12, 07:00pm
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Winter Weather Advisory
  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 24 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Snow likely before 5pm, then a chance of rain and snow.  Cloudy, with a high near 35. East wind 3 to 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    then
    Rain/Snow
    Likely

    High: 35 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 23. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 8 mph after midnight.

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    Low: 23 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 33. Northwest wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 33 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 15. Northwest wind around 7 mph.

    Clear

    Low: 15 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 31.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 31 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 22 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Snow likely before 1pm, then rain likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 35. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Likely
    then
    Rain/Snow
    Likely

    High: 35 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Rain likely, mainly after 1am.  Cloudy, with a low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Rain Likely

    Low: 35 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph.
Friday
Snow likely before 5pm, then a chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 35. East wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 23. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 8 mph after midnight.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 33. Northwest wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Saturday Night
Clear, with a low around 15. Northwest wind around 7 mph.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 31.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Washington's Birthday
Snow likely before 1pm, then rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 35. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday Night
Rain likely, mainly after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday
Rain, mainly before 1pm. High near 51. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 54.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 53.
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Point Forecast:
Raleigh NC
 35.82°N 78.65°W (Elev. 262 ft)
10:34 pm EST Feb 11, 2016
12am EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 17, 2016
 
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