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 over western New York where up to two feet is forecast by late Thursday.
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Current conditions at

Franklin, Macon County Airport (K1A5)

Lat: 35.62°NLon: -83.2°WElev: 2021ft.

Fair

26°F

-3°C

Humidity 35%
Wind Speed N 5 mph
Barometer 29.97 in
Dewpoint 2°F (-17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill20°F (-7°C)
Last update 10 Feb 4:55 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles NNW Balsam Mountain NC

Wind Chill Advisory February 10, 07:00pm until February 11, 10:00am
Winter Weather Advisory until February 10, 07:00pm
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Wind Chill Advisory
Winter Weather Advisory
  •  
    Winter Weather Advisory until February 10, 07:00pm

    NOW until
    7:00pm Wed

    Winter Weather Advisory

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Isolated snow showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 25. West northwest wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated Snow
    Showers

    High: 25 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A slight chance of flurries with isolated snow showers before midnight, then isolated snow showers between midnight and 4am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. West northwest wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated Snow
    Showers

    Low: 15 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 34. North northwest wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 34 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 18 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A slight chance of snow showers before noon, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers between noon and 1pm, then a slight chance of rain showers after 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. West northwest wind 6 to 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers
    then Slight
    Chance
    Rain/Snow

    High: 38 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 4am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. Blustery.

    Chance Snow
    Showers and
    Blustery

    Low: 17 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 22. Blustery.

    Mostly Sunny
    and Blustery
    then Sunny

    High: 22 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 9.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 9 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Isolated snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 25. West northwest wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
A slight chance of flurries with isolated snow showers before midnight, then isolated snow showers between midnight and 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. West northwest wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 34. North northwest wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Friday
A slight chance of snow showers before noon, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers between noon and 1pm, then a slight chance of rain showers after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. West northwest wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. Blustery.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 22. Blustery.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 9.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 30.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.
Washington's Birthday
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 36. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Monday Night
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday
A chance of rain and snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 41. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 44.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles NNW Balsam Mountain NC
 35.62°N 83.2°W (Elev. 3576 ft)
3:45 pm EST Feb 10, 2016
5pm EST Feb 10, 2016-6pm EST Feb 17, 2016
 
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