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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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Raleigh / Durham, Raleigh-Durham International Airport (KRDU)

Lat: 35.77°NLon: -78.63°WElev: 394ft.

Fair

35°F

2°C

Humidity 28%
Wind Speed W 13 G 21 mph
Barometer 30.20 in (1023.0 mb)
Dewpoint 5°F (-15°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill26°F (-3°C)
Last update 11 Feb 11:51 am EST
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles SSE Raleigh NC

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 40. West wind around 10 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 40 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 21. Calm wind.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    Low: 21 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of snow after 10am, mixing with sleet after 1pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 35. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    then Chance
    Snow/Sleet

    High: 35 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 23. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph after midnight.

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    Low: 23 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 34. Northwest wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 34 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 13.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 13 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 30.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 30 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 21 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of snow before 1pm, then a chance of rain and snow.  Cloudy, with a high near 39. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Snow
    then Chance
    Rain/Snow

    High: 39 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Sunny, with a high near 40. West wind around 10 mph.
Tonight
Increasing clouds, with a low around 21. Calm wind.
Friday
A chance of snow after 10am, mixing with sleet after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 35. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 23. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph after midnight.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 34. Northwest wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 13.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 30.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow before 1pm, then a chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday Night
Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 37. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday
Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 54.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles SSE Raleigh NC
 35.77°N 78.63°W (Elev. 299 ft)
10:00 am EST Feb 11, 2016
12pm EST Feb 11, 2016-6pm EST Feb 17, 2016
 
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