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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Current conditions at

Fort Smith, Fort Smith Regional Airport (KFSM)

Lat: 35.36°NLon: -94.39°WElev: 466ft.

Fair

35°F

2°C

Humidity 67%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 29.98 in (1015.3 mb)
Dewpoint 25°F (-4°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 11 Feb 3:53 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Fort Smith AR

  • Today

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 62. North wind around 5 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 62 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 35. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 35 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 61. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 61 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 29 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 48. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 48 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. East wind around 10 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 28 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of freezing rain before noon, then a chance of rain.  Cloudy, with a high near 37. Southeast wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    Freezing Rain
    then Chance
    Rain

    High: 37 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of rain or freezing rain.  Cloudy, with a low around 30. East wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Rain/Freezing
    Rain

    Low: 30 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A slight chance of rain or freezing rain before noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Rain/Freezing
    Rain then
    Partly Sunny

    High: 52 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny, with a high near 62. North wind around 5 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 35. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 61. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 48. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. East wind around 10 mph.
Sunday
A chance of freezing rain before noon, then a chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 37. Southeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Sunday Night
A chance of rain or freezing rain. Cloudy, with a low around 30. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Washington's Birthday
A slight chance of rain or freezing rain before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 33. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest after midnight.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 40. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 66. South wind around 5 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
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Point Forecast:
Fort Smith AR
 35.36°N 94.39°W
3:55 am CST Feb 11, 2016
4am CST Feb 11, 2016-6pm CST Feb 17, 2016
 
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