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

Pontiac, Oakland County International Airport (KPTK)

Lat: 42.63°NLon: -83.3°WElev: 981ft.

Fair

10°F

-12°C

Humidity 76%
Wind Speed SW 3 mph
Barometer 30.18 in (1024.1 mb)
Dewpoint 4°F (-16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 11 Feb 11:53 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

Pontiac MI

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6. Wind chill values as low as -4. West wind around 6 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 6 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Snow showers likely, mainly between 8am and 2pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 22. Wind chill values as low as -4. West southwest wind 10 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    High: 22 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of snow showers after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 0. Wind chill values as low as -12. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 8 to 13 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Mostly Cloudy
    and Blustery
    then Chance
    Snow Showers

    Low: 0 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 10. Wind chill values as low as -14. West northwest wind 8 to 10 mph.

    Cold

    High: 10 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -3. West northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -3 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 16.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 16 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: 11 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 31 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: 22 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6. Wind chill values as low as -4. West wind around 6 mph.
Friday
Snow showers likely, mainly between 8am and 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 22. Wind chill values as low as -4. West southwest wind 10 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Friday Night
A chance of snow showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 0. Wind chill values as low as -12. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 8 to 13 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday
Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 10. Wind chill values as low as -14. West northwest wind 8 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -3. West northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 16.
Sunday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31.
Monday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Tuesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Wednesday
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 33.
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Point Forecast:
Pontiac MI
 42.63°N 83.3°W (Elev. 948 ft)
10:13 pm EST Feb 11, 2016
12am EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 17, 2016
 
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