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

Charlotte, Charlotte / Douglas International Airport (KCLT)

Lat: 35.13°NLon: -80.8°WElev: 748ft.

Mostly Cloudy

31°F

-1°C

Humidity 35%
Wind Speed E 7 mph
Barometer 30.20 in (1023.2 mb)
Dewpoint 6°F (-14°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill24°F (-4°C)
Last update 12 Feb 6:52 am EST
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles SSE Charlotte NC

  • Today

    Today: A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm.  Little or no snow accumulation expected.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 42 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, with a low around 24. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    Low: 24 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 36. North northwest wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 36 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 17. North northeast wind 5 to 7 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 17 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 33. East northeast wind around 6 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 10am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Rain Likely
    then Chance
    Rain

    High: 50 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, with a low around 24. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 36. North northwest wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 17. North northeast wind 5 to 7 mph.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 33. East northeast wind around 6 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 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
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 55.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles SSE Charlotte NC
 35.13°N 80.8°W (Elev. 614 ft)
7:05 am EST Feb 12, 2016
7am EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 18, 2016
 
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