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

Richmond, Richmond International Airport (KRIC)

Lat: 37.51°NLon: -77.57°WElev: 167ft.

Partly Cloudy

17°F

-8°C

Humidity 70%
Wind Speed S 3 mph
Barometer 30.32 in (1027.6 mb)
Dewpoint 9°F (-13°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 12 Feb 6:54 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Bon Air VA

  • Today

    Today: A chance of snow after 2pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Snow

    High: 33 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of snow before 8pm.  Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 21. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 5 to 9 mph after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

    Chance Snow
    then Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 21 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 27. Northwest wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 27 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 10. Northwest wind 5 to 11 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 10 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 28. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm  in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 28 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 16 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of snow after 8am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance Snow

    High: 31 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of snow before 8pm, then rain or freezing rain likely between 8pm and 2am, then rain likely after 2am.  Cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Wintry Mix
    Likely

    Low: 31 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Rain likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 49. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Rain Likely

    High: 49 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A chance of snow after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Tonight
A chance of snow before 8pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 21. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 5 to 9 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 27. Northwest wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 10. Northwest wind 5 to 11 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 28. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday Night
A chance of snow before 8pm, then rain or freezing rain likely between 8pm and 2am, then rain likely after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday
Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 49. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night
Rain likely before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.
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Point Forecast:
Bon Air VA
 37.51°N 77.57°W (Elev. 299 ft)
5:26 am EST Feb 12, 2016
7am EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 18, 2016
 
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