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

Washington/Reagan National Airport, DC (KDCA)

Lat: 38.89°NLon: -77.02°WElev: 13ft.

Fair

22°F

-6°C

Humidity 40%
Wind Speed W 6 mph
Barometer 30.35 in (1027.5 mb)
Dewpoint 1°F (-17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill14°F (-10°C)
Last update 11 Feb 11:52 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

Washington DC

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 17. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 17 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Isolated snow showers after 3pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Isolated
    Snow Showers

    High: 31 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Scattered snow showers, mainly before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. South wind 6 to 15 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Scattered
    Snow Showers
    then Isolated
    Snow Showers

    Low: 19 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Isolated snow showers after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 24. Blustery, with a northwest wind 18 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Blustery.
    Mostly Sunny
    then Isolated
    Snow Showers

    High: 24 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 10. Blustery, with a northwest wind 11 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    and Blustery
    then Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 10 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 24.

    Sunny

    High: 24 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 18 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance Snow

    High: 35 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow likely before 1am, then rain and snow likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Likely
    then
    Rain/Snow
    Likely

    Low: 31 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 17. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.
Friday
Isolated snow showers after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday Night
Scattered snow showers, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. South wind 6 to 15 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Saturday
Isolated snow showers after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 24. Blustery, with a northwest wind 18 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 10. Blustery, with a northwest wind 11 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 24.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday Night
Snow likely before 1am, then rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday
Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 46.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.
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Point Forecast:
Washington DC
 38.89°N 77.02°W (Elev. 20 ft)
12:34 am EST Feb 12, 2016
12am EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 17, 2016
 
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