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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Current conditions at

Virginia Tech Airport (KBCB)

Lat: 37.24°NLon: -80.43°WElev: 2133ft.

Fair

31°F

-1°C

Humidity 53%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.37 in
Dewpoint 15°F (-9°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 5 Feb 8:55 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

Blacksburg VA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 20. Light and variable wind.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    Low: 20 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 44. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 44 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Light west wind.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 23 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 47. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 47 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. Light and variable wind.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 26 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A chance of snow before noon, then a chance of rain and snow between noon and 1pm, then rain likely after 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

    Chance Snow
    then
    Rain/Snow
    Likely

    High: 38 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Rain and snow likely before 8pm, then a chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Rain/Snow
    Likely then
    Chance Snow

    Low: 22 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of snow before 8am, then a chance of snow showers after 8am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Snow

    High: 31 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A chance of snow showers before 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance Snow
    Showers then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 18 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Increasing clouds, with a low around 20. Light and variable wind.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 44. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Light west wind.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 47. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. Light and variable wind.
Monday
A chance of snow before noon, then a chance of rain and snow between noon and 1pm, then rain likely after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Monday Night
Rain and snow likely before 8pm, then a chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday
A chance of snow before 8am, then a chance of snow showers after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow showers before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 28.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 12.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 30.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 36.
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Point Forecast:
Blacksburg VA
 37.24°N 80.43°W (Elev. 2100 ft)
6:30 pm EST Feb 5, 2016
9pm EST Feb 5, 2016-6pm EST Feb 12, 2016
 
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