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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Current conditions at

Columbia, Columbia Metropolitan Airport (KCAE)

Lat: 34.08°NLon: -81.39°WElev: 233ft.

Fair

52°F

11°C

Humidity 43%
Wind Speed W 3 mph
Barometer 30.03 in (1016.8 mb)
Dewpoint 30°F (-1°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 12 Feb 4:56 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

6 Miles SSW Chapin SC

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 29. Light west wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 29 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 43. Northwest wind 9 to 13 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 43 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 23. Northeast wind around 7 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 23 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 39. East wind around 6 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 39 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A slight chance of rain and sleet between 1am and 3am, then a slight chance of freezing rain after 3am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. East wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance Wintry
    Mix

    Low: 28 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of freezing rain before 10am, then rain likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 46. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Chance
    Rain/Freezing
    Rain then
    Rain Likely

    High: 46 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Showers.  Low around 40. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Showers

    Low: 40 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 55. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 55 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 37 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 29. Light west wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the evening.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 43. Northwest wind 9 to 13 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 23. Northeast wind around 7 mph.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 39. East wind around 6 mph.
Sunday Night
A slight chance of rain and sleet between 1am and 3am, then a slight chance of freezing rain after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. East wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of freezing rain before 10am, then rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 46. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Monday Night
Showers. Low around 40. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday
A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 55. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 58.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 36.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 59.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 37.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 61.
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Point Forecast:
6 Miles SSW Chapin SC
 34.08°N 81.39°W (Elev. 371 ft)
2:41 pm EST Feb 12, 2016
5pm EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 19, 2016
 
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