Strong winds and wintry weather for Northern Plains, Upper Midwest

A powerful storm system is forecast to develop in southern Canada on Saturday then track toward the Great Lakes by Sunday. Strong winds and wintry precipitation from this storm will impact the northern Plains and Upper Midwest beginning Saturday. Numerous High Wind Warnings, Wind Advisories even Blizzard Watches are in effect across this region.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Franklin, Macon County Airport (K1A5)

Lat: 35.47°NLon: -83.33°WElev: 2021ft.

Fair

30°F

-1°C

Humidity 59%
Wind Speed SW 3 mph
Barometer 30.32 in
Dewpoint 18°F (-8°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 5 Feb 7:15 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

Cherokee NC

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 22. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 22 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 45 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. North wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 25 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 48. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 48 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow showers after 3am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: 31 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A chance of rain and snow showers before 11am, then rain showers likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Showers
    Likely

    High: 40 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of rain and snow showers before 7pm, then a chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Chance
    Snow Showers

    Low: 24 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 33 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 18 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 22. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. North wind around 5 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 48. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow showers after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable.
Monday
A chance of rain and snow showers before 11am, then rain showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday Night
A chance of rain and snow showers before 7pm, then a chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday
A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 32.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 16.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 42.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 48.
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Point Forecast:
Cherokee NC
 35.47°N 83.33°W (Elev. 2014 ft)
7:03 pm EST Feb 5, 2016
7pm EST Feb 5, 2016-6pm EST Feb 12, 2016
 
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