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: 35.56°NLon: -83.35°WElev: 2021ft.

Overcast

35°F

2°C

Humidity 78%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.06 in
Dewpoint 29°F (-2°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 12 Feb 12:55 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles WNW Smokemont NC

Winter Weather Advisory until February 13, 06:00am
Wind Chill Advisory February 13, 12:00am until February 13, 12:00pm
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Winter Weather Advisory
Wind Chill Advisory
  •  
    Winter Weather Advisory until February 13, 06:00am

    NOW until
    6:00am Sat

    Winter Weather Advisory

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 40 percent chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. West northwest wind 7 to 9 mph.  Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 40 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 50 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 5am.  Patchy fog.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. Wind chill values as low as -1. North northwest wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.  New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    Showers and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 14 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 21. Wind chill values as low as -3. North northwest wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 21 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 9. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light north  after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 9 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 33 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly after midnight.  Cloudy, with a low around 23.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 23 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Snow likely before noon, then rain likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 38. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Snow Likely
    then Rain
    Likely

    High: 38 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Rain before 5am, then rain and sleet likely.  Low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Rain then
    Rain/Sleet

    Low: 33 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. West northwest wind 7 to 9 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tonight
A 50 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 5am. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. Wind chill values as low as -1. North northwest wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 21. Wind chill values as low as -3. North northwest wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 9. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light north after midnight.
Sunday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 23.
Washington's Birthday
Snow likely before noon, then rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 38. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Monday Night
Rain before 5am, then rain and sleet likely. Low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday
Rain, snow, and sleet likely before 1pm, then rain likely between 1pm and 4pm, then a chance of rain and snow after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow showers before 7pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 7pm and 9pm, then a chance of snow showers after 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday
A chance of rain and snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 48.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles WNW Smokemont NC
 35.56°N 83.35°W (Elev. 2949 ft)
1:03 pm EST Feb 12, 2016
1pm EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 18, 2016
 
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