Strong winds and wintry weather for Northern Plains, Upper Midwest

A powerful storm system is forecast to develop in southern Canada on Saturday then track toward the Great Lakes by Sunday. Strong winds and wintry precipitation from this storm will impact the northern Plains and Upper Midwest beginning Saturday. Numerous High Wind Warnings, Wind Advisories even Blizzard Watches are in effect across this region.
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Current conditions at

Washington/Reagan National Airport, DC (KDCA)

Lat: 38.91°NLon: -77.02°WElev: 13ft.

Partly Cloudy

35°F

2°C

Humidity 50%
Wind Speed NW 7 mph
Barometer 30.40 in (1029.4 mb)
Dewpoint 18°F (-8°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill29°F (-2°C)
Last update 5 Feb 9:52 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

Washington DC

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm  after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 30 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 44. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the morning.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 44 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 31. South wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable  after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 31 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 49. North wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 49 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. North wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 32 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A chance of rain after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 44. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Partly Sunny
    then Chance
    Rain

    High: 44 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Likely

    Low: 32 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Rain and snow likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Rain/Snow
    Likely

    High: 39 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: 28 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 44. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the morning.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 31. South wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 49. North wind 3 to 6 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. North wind 3 to 6 mph.
Monday
A chance of rain after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 44. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday
Rain and snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 37.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 35.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 38.
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Point Forecast:
Washington DC
 38.91°N 77.02°W (Elev. 72 ft)
9:34 pm EST Feb 5, 2016
10pm EST Feb 5, 2016-6pm EST Feb 12, 2016
 
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