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Heat continues across parts of central, eastern U.S.

Higher-than-normal temperatures will continue across parts of the central and eastern U.S. on Thursday with afternoon highs reaching 20-25 degrees above normal for some locations. One of the warmest areas will be the northern Plains, where high temperatures could reach 100 degrees. Remember to limit time spent outside during excessive heat and take proper precautions to avoid heat-related illness.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chapel Hill, Williams Airport (KIGX)

Lat: 35.93°NLon: 79.06°WElev: 509ft.

Fair

80°F

27°C

Humidity 67%
Wind Speed Vrbl 3 mph
Barometer 29.99 in (1014.9 mb)
Dewpoint 68°F (20°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index83°F (28°C)
Last update 3 Sep 10:56 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Chapel Hill NC

  • Today

    Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 92 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A slight chance of showers before 2am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Calm wind.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 69 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming northeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Partly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 91 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Northeast wind around 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 68 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Northeast wind 6 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 80 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A chance of showers before 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 65 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of showers after noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Partly Sunny
    then Chance
    Showers

    High: 82 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of showers before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 66 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 85.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 85 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind.
Tonight
A slight chance of showers before 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming northeast around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Northeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Northeast wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Sunday
A chance of showers after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Labor Day
Partly sunny, with a high near 85.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.
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Point Forecast:
Chapel Hill NC
 35.92°N 79.05°W (Elev. 404 ft)
9:04 am EDT Sep 3, 2015
11am EDT Sep 3, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 9, 2015
 
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