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

Fort Smith, Fort Smith Regional Airport (KFSM)

Lat: 35.36°NLon: -94.39°WElev: 466ft.

Fair

40°F

4°C

Humidity 58%
Wind Speed E 6 mph
Barometer 30.18 in (1022.1 mb)
Dewpoint 26°F (-3°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill36°F (2°C)
Last update 12 Feb 12:53 am CST
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NW Fort Smith AR

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly clear, with a low around 33. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 33 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 58. Light west wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

    Sunny

    High: 58 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 27 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 45. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 45 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. East wind around 10 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 29 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of rain or freezing rain before noon, then a chance of rain.  Cloudy, with a high near 39. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Rain/Freezing
    Rain then
    Chance Rain

    High: 39 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of rain.  Cloudy, with a low around 36. East wind around 5 mph.

    Chance Rain

    Low: 36 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A 30 percent chance of rain before noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 53. East wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.

    Chance Rain
    then Partly
    Sunny

    High: 53 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 39. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 39 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly clear, with a low around 33. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 58. Light west wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 45. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. East wind around 10 mph.
Sunday
A chance of rain or freezing rain before noon, then a chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 36. East wind around 5 mph.
Washington's Birthday
A 30 percent chance of rain before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 53. East wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 39. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 67. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 39. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 70. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 43. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles NW Fort Smith AR
 35.36°N 94.39°W
12:55 am CST Feb 12, 2016
1am CST Feb 12, 2016-6pm CST Feb 18, 2016
 
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