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

Gastonia Municipal Airport (KAKH)

Lat: 35.11°NLon: -81.07°WElev: 791ft.

Overcast

31°F

-1°C

Humidity 64%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.11 in (1020.3 mb)
Dewpoint 20°F (-7°C)
Visibility 9.00 mi
Last update 12 Feb 12:54 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

Lake Wylie SC

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A slight chance of snow showers, mixing with rain after 2pm, then gradually ending.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. Light and variable wind.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Rain/Snow

    High: 44 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 24. West northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 24 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 36. North northwest wind 7 to 10 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 36 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 18. North northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 18 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 33 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow after 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance Snow

    Low: 24 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 1pm, then a chance of rain or freezing rain between 1pm and 2pm, then rain likely after 2pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 37. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Wintry Mix
    Likely

    High: 37 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Rain.  Low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Rain

    Low: 35 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Rain likely, mainly before 9am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Rain Likely

    High: 50 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A slight chance of snow showers, mixing with rain after 2pm, then gradually ending. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 24. West northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 36. North northwest wind 7 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 18. North northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 1pm, then a chance of rain or freezing rain between 1pm and 2pm, then rain likely after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 37. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday Night
Rain. Low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday
Rain likely, mainly before 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 34.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 56.
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Point Forecast:
Lake Wylie SC
 35.11°N 81.07°W (Elev. 682 ft)
1:03 pm EST Feb 12, 2016
1pm EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 18, 2016
 
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