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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Current conditions at

Virginia Tech Airport (KBCB)

Lat: 37.41°NLon: -80.58°WElev: 2133ft.

Mostly Cloudy

40°F

4°C

Humidity 41%
Wind Speed W 5 mph
Barometer 30.27 in
Dewpoint 18°F (-8°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill36°F (2°C)
Last update 6 Feb 3:35 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles NE Ripplemead VA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Partly sunny, with a steady temperature around 35. West wind around 5 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 35 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 26 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 42. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 42 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Increasing clouds, with a low around 29. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph after midnight.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    Low: 29 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Snow likely before 2pm, then rain likely between 2pm and 5pm, then rain and snow likely after 5pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 36. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    then
    Rain/Snow
    Likely

    High: 36 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow likely, mainly before 7pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Snow Likely

    Low: 23 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 27 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: 18 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 23 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Partly sunny, with a steady temperature around 35. West wind around 5 mph.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 42. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
Sunday Night
Increasing clouds, with a low around 29. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph after midnight.
Monday
Snow likely before 2pm, then rain likely between 2pm and 5pm, then rain and snow likely after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 36. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Monday Night
Snow likely, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Tuesday
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 11.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 26.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 32.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles NE Ripplemead VA
 37.41°N 80.58°W (Elev. 2500 ft)
1:00 pm EST Feb 6, 2016
3pm EST Feb 6, 2016-6pm EST Feb 12, 2016
 
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