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

Grand Island, Central Nebraska Regional Airport (KGRI)

Lat: 40.92°NLon: -98.37°WElev: 1844ft.

Mostly Cloudy

2°C

36°F

Humidity 76%
Wind Speed W 13 km/h
Barometer 1026.0 mb (30.23 in)
Dewpoint -2°C (29°F)
Visibility 16 km
Wind Chill-1°C (30°F)
Last update 5 Feb 5:53 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Grand Island NE

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around -9. Northwest wind 10 to 20 km/h.

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    Low: -9 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 3. Southwest wind 10 to 20 km/h.

    Sunny

    High: 3 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -4. Southwest wind 20 to 25 km/h becoming northwest after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: -4 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 1. Windy, with a west wind 25 to 35 km/h increasing to 40 to 50 km/h. Winds could gust as high as 70 km/h.

    Mostly Sunny
    and Windy

    High: 1 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -6. Blustery, with a northwest wind 35 to 40 km/h, with gusts as high as 60 km/h.

    Mostly Cloudy
    and Blustery

    Low: -6 °C

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near -1. Blustery.

    Mostly Sunny
    and Blustery

    High: -1 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -7.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: -7 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 3.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 3 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -6.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: -6 °C

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around -9. Northwest wind 10 to 20 km/h.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 3. Southwest wind 10 to 20 km/h.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -4. Southwest wind 20 to 25 km/h becoming northwest after midnight.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 1. Windy, with a west wind 25 to 35 km/h increasing to 40 to 50 km/h. Winds could gust as high as 70 km/h.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -6. Blustery, with a northwest wind 35 to 40 km/h, with gusts as high as 60 km/h.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near -1. Blustery.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -7.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 3.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -6.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 4.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -3.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 5.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -4.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 5.
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Point Forecast:
Grand Island NE
 40.92°N 98.37°W (Elev. 567 m)
3:30 pm CST Feb 5, 2016
6pm CST Feb 5, 2016-6pm CST Feb 12, 2016
 
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