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

Hartford, Hartford-Brainard Airport (KHFD)

Lat: 41.77°NLon: -72.7°WElev: 16ft.

Partly Cloudy

25°F

-4°C

Humidity 50%
Wind Speed W 14 G 21 mph
Barometer 29.81 in (1009.4 mb)
Dewpoint 9°F (-13°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill13°F (-11°C)
Last update 11 Feb 9:53 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Hartford CT

  • Today

    Today: Isolated snow showers between 1pm and 3pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. West wind 11 to 16 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Isolated
    Snow Showers

    High: 27 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A slight chance of snow showers between 8pm and 10pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 10. Northwest wind 5 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers
    then Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 10 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 25. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    High: 25 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A slight chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers

    Low: 14 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 17. Northwest wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 17 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -4.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: -4 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 12.

    Sunny

    High: 12 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 3.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 3 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of snow showers after 4pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 29. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    Snow Showers

    High: 29 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Isolated snow showers between 1pm and 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. West wind 11 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
A slight chance of snow showers between 8pm and 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 10. Northwest wind 5 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday
Increasing clouds, with a high near 25. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night
A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 17. Northwest wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -4.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 12.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 3.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow showers after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 29. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night
Snow likely before 5am, then snow and freezing rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 24. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday
Rain or freezing rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 44. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 42.
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Point Forecast:
Hartford CT
 41.77°N 72.7°W (Elev. 72 ft)
9:39 am EST Feb 11, 2016
10am EST Feb 11, 2016-6pm EST Feb 17, 2016
 
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