Wintry weather for Midwest, Ohio Valley; Bitter cold for Northeast

A bitterly cold airmass has invaded the eastern U.S this weekend bringing the coldest temperatures of the season. Gusty winds will combine with these cold temperatures to create dangerous wind chills well below zero in many parts of the Northeast. Meanwhile, a developing storm in the Plains will bring wintry precipitation to the Midwest and Ohio Valley on Sunday.
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Current conditions at

Franklin, Macon County Airport (K1A5)

Lat: 35.63°NLon: -83.12°WElev: 2021ft.

Overcast

23°F

-5°C

Humidity 55%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.32 in
Dewpoint 9°F (-13°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 14 Feb 7:35 am EST
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles WSW Cataloochee NC

Winter Storm Watch February 14, 06:00pm until February 15, 07:00pm
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Winter Storm Watch
  • Today

    Today: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly after 4pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.  Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Snow

    High: 33 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow.  Patchy fog before 2am, then patchy fog after 3am. Low around 24. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

    Snow and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 24 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Snow before 10am, then rain.  Patchy fog before 7am. High near 40. Light south wind increasing to 8 to 13 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Rain/Snow and
    Patchy Fog
    then Rain

    High: 40 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Rain.  Low around 34. South wind 7 to 13 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

    Rain

    Low: 34 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of rain before 7am, then a chance of showers after 7am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. West northwest wind 6 to 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Rain

    High: 45 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A chance of rain showers before 9pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 9pm and 1am, then a chance of snow showers after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow

    Low: 30 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 41.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 41 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 27 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 48.

    Sunny

    High: 48 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tonight
Snow. Patchy fog before 2am, then patchy fog after 3am. Low around 24. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Washington's Birthday
Snow before 10am, then rain. Patchy fog before 7am. High near 40. Light south wind increasing to 8 to 13 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Monday Night
Rain. Low around 34. South wind 7 to 13 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Tuesday
A chance of rain before 7am, then a chance of showers after 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. West northwest wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of rain showers before 9pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 9pm and 1am, then a chance of snow showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 41.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 48.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 32.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 55.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 54.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles WSW Cataloochee NC
 35.63°N 83.12°W (Elev. 2808 ft)
7:06 am EST Feb 14, 2016
7am EST Feb 14, 2016-6pm EST Feb 20, 2016
 
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