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

Pontiac, Oakland County International Airport (KPTK)

Lat: 42.69°NLon: -83.12°WElev: 981ft.

Overcast

14°F

-10°C

Humidity 73%
Wind Speed SW 7 mph
Barometer 30.02 in (1018.3 mb)
Dewpoint 7°F (-14°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill4°F (-16°C)
Last update 12 Feb 7:53 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Rochester MI

  • Today

    Today: Snow showers likely, mainly between 11am and 4pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24. Wind chill values as low as zero. West southwest wind 10 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    High: 24 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of snow showers before 8pm, then a chance of snow showers after 3am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 1. Wind chill values as low as -12. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 9 to 14 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance Snow
    Showers and
    Blustery

    Low: 1 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 12. Wind chill values as low as -14. North northwest wind 8 to 11 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 12 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -3. North northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: -3 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 16. West northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 16 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of snow showers after 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: 12 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of snow showers.  Cloudy, with a high near 32. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 32 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: 23 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 34 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Snow showers likely, mainly between 11am and 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24. Wind chill values as low as zero. West southwest wind 10 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tonight
A chance of snow showers before 8pm, then a chance of snow showers after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 1. Wind chill values as low as -12. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 9 to 14 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 12. Wind chill values as low as -14. North northwest wind 8 to 11 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -3. North northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 16. West northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
A chance of snow showers after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 32. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Tuesday
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Wednesday
A chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 28.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 12.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 32.
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Point Forecast:
Rochester MI
 42.69°N 83.12°W (Elev. 774 ft)
7:13 am EST Feb 12, 2016
8am EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 18, 2016
 
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