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 over western New York where up to two feet is forecast by late Thursday.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Bridgeport, Sikorsky Memorial Airport (KBDR)

Lat: 41.12°NLon: -73.34°WElev: 3ft.

Overcast

26°F

-3°C

Humidity 46%
Wind Speed W 16 G 30 mph
Barometer 29.75 in (1007.3 mb)
Dewpoint 8°F (-13°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill14°F (-10°C)
Last update 11 Feb 4:52 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Westport CT

  • Overnight

    Overnight: A chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Wind chill values between 15 and 20. West wind around 13 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: 24 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Snow showers likely, mainly before 5pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29. Wind chill values between 10 and 15. Breezy, with a west wind 14 to 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely and
    Breezy

    High: 29 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A chance of snow showers, mainly before 7pm.  Mostly clear, with a low around 13. Wind chill values between zero and 5. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 9 to 14 mph after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance Snow
    Showers and
    Blustery then
    Mostly Clear

    Low: 13 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 25. Wind chill values between 5 and 15. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    High: 25 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A slight chance of snow showers before 1am, then a chance of snow after 1am.  Cloudy, with a low around 15. West wind 7 to 14 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 15 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A slight chance of snow showers before 9am.  Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 17. Windy.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers
    and Windy

    High: 17 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -3. Blustery.

    Partly Cloudy
    and Blustery

    Low: -3 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny and cold, with a high near 15.

    Cold

    High: 15 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 7.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 7 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Wind chill values between 15 and 20. West wind around 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Thursday
Snow showers likely, mainly before 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29. Wind chill values between 10 and 15. Breezy, with a west wind 14 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Thursday Night
A chance of snow showers, mainly before 7pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 13. Wind chill values between zero and 5. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 9 to 14 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday
Increasing clouds, with a high near 25. Wind chill values between 5 and 15. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.
Friday Night
A slight chance of snow showers before 1am, then a chance of snow after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 15. West wind 7 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday
A slight chance of snow showers before 9am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 17. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -3. Blustery.
Sunday
Sunny and cold, with a high near 15.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 7.
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A chance of snow after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 32. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night
Rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 27. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday
Rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday
A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
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Point Forecast:
Westport CT
 41.12°N 73.34°W (Elev. 10 ft)
4:05 am EST Feb 11, 2016
5am EST Feb 11, 2016-6pm EST Feb 17, 2016
 
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