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

Wilmington, Wilmington International Airport (KILM)

Lat: 34.42°NLon: -77.64°WElev: 33ft.

Fair

30°F

-1°C

Humidity 88%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.28 in (1025.4 mb)
Dewpoint 27°F (-3°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 11 Feb 11:53 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles NNW Topsail Beach NC

Winter Weather Advisory February 12, 05:00am until February 12, 06:00pm
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Winter Weather Advisory
  • Overnight

    Overnight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 27. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    Low: 27 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of freezing rain and sleet before 10am, then rain.  High near 38. Northeast wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 17 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no sleet accumulation expected.

    Wintry Mix
    Likely then
    Rain

    High: 38 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of rain, mainly before 7pm.  Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 30. Northwest wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 16 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Chance Rain
    then Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 30 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 37. Breezy, with a northwest wind 14 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

    Sunny and
    Breezy then
    Sunny

    High: 37 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 18. North wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

    Clear

    Low: 18 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 32.

    Sunny

    High: 32 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 26 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance Rain

    High: 54 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of rain.  Cloudy, with a low around 46. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance Rain

    Low: 46 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Increasing clouds, with a low around 27. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph.
Friday
A chance of freezing rain and sleet before 10am, then rain. High near 38. Northeast wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no sleet accumulation expected.
Friday Night
A chance of rain, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 30. Northwest wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 37. Breezy, with a northwest wind 14 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Saturday Night
Clear, with a low around 18. North wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 32.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night
A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 46. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday
Rain likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 56. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 58.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 40.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 56.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles NNW Topsail Beach NC
 34.42°N 77.64°W (Elev. 30 ft)
12:35 am EST Feb 12, 2016
12am EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 17, 2016
 
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