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Critical Fire Weather Conditions from Great Basin to Northern Rockies

Parts of the western U.S. will return to dry and windy conditions on Wednesday which will lead to the potential for rapid fire spread. There are numerous ongoing wildfires in this part of the country. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for portions of several states including California, Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Asheville, Asheville Regional Airport (KAVL)

Lat: 35.43°NLon: 82.54°WElev: 2165ft.

Fair

65°F

18°C

Humidity 93%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.19 in (1019.5 mb)
Dewpoint 63°F (17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 2 Sep 5:54 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Asheville NC

  • Today

    Today: Isolated showers between 11am and 2pm, then isolated showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Patchy fog before 9am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    Showers and
    Patchy Fog
    then Isolated
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm  after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 64 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. North northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 66 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 65 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of showers before noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between noon and 5pm, then a chance of showers after 5pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 79 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers before 10pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 64 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers after 11am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 80.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 80 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Isolated showers between 11am and 2pm, then isolated showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. North northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday
A chance of showers before noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between noon and 5pm, then a chance of showers after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Sunday
A 30 percent chance of showers after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Labor Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
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Point Forecast:
Asheville NC
 35.57°N 82.54°W (Elev. 1982 ft)
3:43 am EDT Sep 2, 2015
6am EDT Sep 2, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 8, 2015
 
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