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

Franklin, Macon County Airport (K1A5)

Lat: 34.91°NLon: -83.41°WElev: 2021ft.

Fair

33°F

1°C

Humidity 23%
Wind Speed NW 10 G 22 mph
Barometer 30.25 in
Dewpoint -1°F (-18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill25°F (-4°C)
Last update 13 Feb 2:15 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles WSW Mountain City GA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 31. North northwest wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 31 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 17. North northwest wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light and variable  after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    Low: 17 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. Southeast wind 3 to 8 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 30 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow, mainly after 10pm.  Cloudy, with a low around 24. Southeast wind 8 to 10 mph.  New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 24 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Snow and sleet likely before noon, then rain or freezing rain between noon and 1pm, then rain after 1pm.  High near 36. South southeast wind around 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Wintry Mix

    High: 36 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Rain.  Low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Rain

    Low: 33 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of rain and snow showers before 10am, then a chance of rain showers between 10am and 4pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 43. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Chance
    Showers

    High: 43 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A chance of rain and snow showers before 2am, then a chance of snow showers between 2am and 4am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow

    Low: 31 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 45 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Sunny, with a high near 31. North northwest wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Tonight
Increasing clouds, with a low around 17. North northwest wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph.
Sunday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. Southeast wind 3 to 8 mph.
Sunday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow, mainly after 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 24. Southeast wind 8 to 10 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Washington's Birthday
Snow and sleet likely before noon, then rain or freezing rain between noon and 1pm, then rain after 1pm. High near 36. South southeast wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Monday Night
Rain. Low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Tuesday
A chance of rain and snow showers before 10am, then a chance of rain showers between 10am and 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 43. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of rain and snow showers before 2am, then a chance of snow showers between 2am and 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 30.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 50.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 34.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 54.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles WSW Mountain City GA
 34.91°N 83.41°W (Elev. 3051 ft)
1:03 pm EST Feb 13, 2016
2pm EST Feb 13, 2016-6pm EST Feb 19, 2016
 
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