Strong winds and wintry weather for Northern Plains, Upper Midwest

A powerful storm system is forecast to develop in southern Canada on Saturday then track toward the Great Lakes by Sunday. Strong winds and wintry precipitation from this storm will impact the northern Plains and Upper Midwest beginning Saturday. Numerous High Wind Warnings, Wind Advisories even Blizzard Watches are in effect across this region.
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Current conditions at

Jefferson, Ashe County Airport (KGEV)

Lat: 36.49°NLon: -81.12°WElev: 3179ft.

Fair

22°F

-6°C

Humidity 63%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.30 in
Dewpoint 11°F (-12°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 6 Feb 4:15 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Sparta NC

  • Today

    Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. Light south wind.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 38 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 26. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 9 mph in the evening.

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    Low: 26 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 40. Northwest wind around 9 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 40 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Increasing clouds, with a low around 27. West wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    Low: 27 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Snow likely before 2pm, then rain and snow likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Southwest wind 6 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    then
    Rain/Snow
    Likely

    High: 34 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 23 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of snow showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 28. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 28 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 19 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 27.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 27 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. Light south wind.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 26. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 9 mph in the evening.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 40. Northwest wind around 9 mph.
Sunday Night
Increasing clouds, with a low around 27. West wind 6 to 8 mph.
Monday
Snow likely before 2pm, then rain and snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Southwest wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Monday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday
A chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 28. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 27.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 11.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 29.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 36.
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Point Forecast:
Sparta NC
 36.49°N 81.12°W (Elev. 2989 ft)
2:00 am EST Feb 6, 2016
4am EST Feb 6, 2016-6pm EST Feb 12, 2016
 
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