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

Yakima, Yakima Air Terminal (KYKM)

Lat: 46.6°NLon: -120.52°WElev: 1093ft.

A Few Clouds

4°C

40°F

Humidity 76%
Wind Speed S 3 MPH
Barometer 30.12 in (1021.0 mb)
Dewpoint 1°C (33°F)
Visibility 16 km
Last update 05 Feb 5:53 pm PST
Extended Forecast for

Yakima WA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Rain likely, mainly before 10pm.  Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around -1. East wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming west 19 to 29 km/h in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 40 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than 1 mm possible.

    Rain Likely
    then Slight
    Chance Rain

    Low: -1 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 9. Southwest wind 18 to 23 km/h decreasing to 11 to 16 km/h in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 29 km/h.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 9 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Patchy freezing fog after 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around -3. Northwest wind 5 to 8 km/h.

    Patchy
    Freezing Fog

    Low: -3 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Patchy freezing fog before 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 8. Calm wind.

    Patchy
    Freezing Fog
    then Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 8 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Patchy freezing fog after 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around -1. Calm wind.

    Patchy
    Freezing Fog

    Low: -1 °C

  • Monday

    Monday: Patchy freezing fog before 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 9.

    Patchy
    Freezing Fog
    then Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 9 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Patchy fog.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 1.

    Patchy Fog

    Low: 1 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Patchy fog.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 9.

    Patchy Fog

    High: 9 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Patchy fog. Patchy freezing fog.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 0.

    Patchy
    Freezing Fog
    and Patchy
    Fog

    Low: 0 °C

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Rain likely, mainly before 10pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around -1. East wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming west 19 to 29 km/h in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 40 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than 1 mm possible.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 9. Southwest wind 18 to 23 km/h decreasing to 11 to 16 km/h in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 29 km/h.
Saturday Night
Patchy freezing fog after 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around -3. Northwest wind 5 to 8 km/h.
Sunday
Patchy freezing fog before 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 8. Calm wind.
Sunday Night
Patchy freezing fog after 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around -1. Calm wind.
Monday
Patchy freezing fog before 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 9.
Monday Night
Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 1.
Tuesday
Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 9.
Tuesday Night
Patchy fog. Patchy freezing fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 0.
Wednesday
Patchy fog. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 9.
Wednesday Night
Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 3.
Thursday
A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 10.
Thursday Night
A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 2.
Friday
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 8.
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Point Forecast:
Yakima WA
 46.6°N 120.52°W (Elev. 341 m)
2:46 pm PST Feb 5, 2016
6pm PST Feb 5, 2016-6pm PST Feb 12, 2016
 
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