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

New York City, Central Park (KNYC)

Lat: 40.78°NLon: -73.97°WElev: 154ft.

Fair

31°F

-1°C

Humidity 54%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.38 in (1027.9 mb)
Dewpoint 16°F (-9°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 6 Feb 1:51 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Central Park NY

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. West wind 7 to 9 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 30 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 41. Wind chill values between 25 and 35. Southwest wind 6 to 11 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 41 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 33 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 45. Wind chill values between 30 and 40 early. West wind around 5 mph becoming north in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 45 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A slight chance of snow after 4am.  Increasing clouds, with a low around 32. Northeast wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 12 to 17 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance Snow

    Low: 32 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Snow likely, mainly after 1pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 36. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Snow Likely

    High: 36 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Likely

    Low: 30 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 35. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Likely

    High: 35 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Snow likely, mainly before 11pm.  Cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Likely

    Low: 30 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. West wind 7 to 9 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 41. Wind chill values between 25 and 35. Southwest wind 6 to 11 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 45. Wind chill values between 30 and 40 early. West wind around 5 mph becoming north in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
A slight chance of snow after 4am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 32. Northeast wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 12 to 17 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday
Snow likely, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 36. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Monday Night
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 35. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday Night
Snow likely, mainly before 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Friday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.
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Point Forecast:
Central Park NY
 40.78°N 73.97°W (Elev. 82 ft)
10:41 pm EST Feb 5, 2016
2am EST Feb 6, 2016-6pm EST Feb 12, 2016
 
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