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 over western New York where up to two feet is forecast by late Thursday.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Knoxville, McGhee Tyson Airport (KTYS)

Lat: 35.68°NLon: -83.75°WElev: 981ft.

Overcast

26°F

-3°C

Humidity 69%
Wind Speed SW 5 mph
Barometer 30.15 in (1021.7 mb)
Dewpoint 17°F (-8°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill20°F (-7°C)
Last update 11 Feb 2:53 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Townsend TN

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. West wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 20 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 39 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow after 2am.  Increasing clouds, with a low around 26. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance Snow

    Low: 26 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of snow before noon, then a chance of rain.  Cloudy, with a high near 45. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance Snow
    then Chance
    Rain

    High: 45 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of rain showers before 8pm, then a chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. West wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Chance
    Snow Showers

    Low: 22 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 7am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 28.

    Chance Snow
    Showers then
    Sunny

    High: 28 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 14.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 14 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 36.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 36 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 25 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. West wind around 5 mph.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow after 2am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 26. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph.
Friday
A chance of snow before noon, then a chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 45. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Friday Night
A chance of rain showers before 8pm, then a chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. West wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 28.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 14.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 36.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Washington's Birthday
Snow likely before 3pm, then rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 36. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Monday Night
Rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday
A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Night
A slight chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 53.
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Point Forecast:
Townsend TN
 35.68°N 83.75°W (Elev. 0 ft)
3:18 am EST Feb 11, 2016
3am EST Feb 11, 2016-6pm EST Feb 17, 2016
 
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