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

Smithfield, Johnston County Airport (KJNX)

Lat: 35.42°NLon: -78.51°WElev: 164ft.

Fair

32°F

0°C

Humidity 27%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.34 in
Dewpoint 1°F (-17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 13 Feb 6:15 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles NE Benson NC

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Clear, with a low around 13. North wind 8 to 10 mph.

    Clear

    Low: 13 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 32. North wind 5 to 8 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    High: 32 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A slight chance of snow after midnight, mixing with sleet after 5am.  Cloudy, with a low around 25. East wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Cloudy then
    Slight Chance
    Snow/Sleet

    Low: 25 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of freezing rain and sleet before 11am, then a chance of sleet between 11am and noon, then rain likely after noon.  Cloudy, with a high near 41. Northeast wind 5 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no sleet accumulation expected.

    Chance Wintry
    Mix then Rain
    Likely

    High: 41 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Rain. The rain could be heavy at times.  Low around 41. South wind 6 to 14 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    Heavy Rain

    Low: 41 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of rain before 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 57. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Chance Rain

    High: 57 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

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

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 37 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 57 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 33.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 33 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Clear, with a low around 13. North wind 8 to 10 mph.
Sunday
Increasing clouds, with a high near 32. North wind 5 to 8 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
A slight chance of snow after midnight, mixing with sleet after 5am. Cloudy, with a low around 25. East wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of freezing rain and sleet before 11am, then a chance of sleet between 11am and noon, then rain likely after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 41. Northeast wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no sleet accumulation expected.
Monday Night
Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 41. South wind 6 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Tuesday
A chance of rain before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 57. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 33.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 53.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 33.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles NE Benson NC
 35.42°N 78.51°W (Elev. 249 ft)
3:45 pm EST Feb 13, 2016
6pm EST Feb 13, 2016-6pm EST Feb 20, 2016
 
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