Strong winds and wintry weather for Northern Plains, Upper Midwest

A powerful storm system over southern Canada will track toward the Great Lakes by Sunday. Strong winds and wintry precipitation from this storm will impact the northern Plains and Upper Midwest beginning today. Numerous High Wind Warnings, Wind Advisories even Blizzard Warnings are in effect across this region.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chapel Hill, Williams Airport (KIGX)

Lat: 35.92°NLon: -79.05°WElev: 509ft.

Overcast

38°F

3°C

Humidity 51%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.14 in (1020.7 mb)
Dewpoint 21°F (-6°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 7 Feb 4:56 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Chapel Hill NC

  • Today

    Today: A slight chance of snow and sleet between 7am and 4pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 44. North wind 6 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Snow/Sleet

    High: 44 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. North wind around 6 mph becoming calm  after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 30 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A chance of showers after 1pm.  Increasing clouds, with a high near 49. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    Showers

    High: 49 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of rain showers before 10pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 10pm and 1am, then a slight chance of snow showers after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. West wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow

    Low: 31 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 42. West wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 42 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 24 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 38.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 38 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 21.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 21 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 36.

    Sunny

    High: 36 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A slight chance of snow and sleet between 7am and 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 44. North wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. North wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph.
Monday
A chance of showers after 1pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 49. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Monday Night
A chance of rain showers before 10pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 10pm and 1am, then a slight chance of snow showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. West wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 42. West wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 38.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 21.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 36.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 26.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.
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Point Forecast:
Chapel Hill NC
 35.92°N 79.05°W (Elev. 404 ft)
3:51 am EST Feb 7, 2016
5am EST Feb 7, 2016-6pm EST Feb 13, 2016
 
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