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Above-normal temperatures continue across much of U.S.

Temperatures will once again be above-normal, in some cases by as much as 15-20 degrees, across much of the contiguous U.S. on Wednesday. Afternoon highs are forecast to reach into the mid to upper 90s across the Great Plains, as well as parts of the southern U.S. and mid-Atlantic. Take precautions if you plan to spend extended time outside.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (KCHO)

Lat: 38.14°NLon: 78.46°WElev: 640ft.

Fair

79°F

26°C

Humidity 62%
Wind Speed W 3 mph
Barometer 29.99 in (1014.9 mb)
Dewpoint 65°F (18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index81°F (27°C)
Last update 2 Sep 4:53 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Charlottesville VA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 84. Light northwest wind.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 84 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11pm.  Patchy fog after 4am.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 66. Light northwest wind.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    T-storms and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 66 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Patchy fog before 9am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 89. North wind 3 to 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Patchy Fog
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 4am, then a chance of thunderstorms after 4am.  Patchy fog after midnight.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 68 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A slight chance of showers between 8am and 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 66 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 82.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 82 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 60 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 82 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 84. Light northwest wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11pm. Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 66. Light northwest wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Thursday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 89. North wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 4am, then a chance of thunderstorms after 4am. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday
A slight chance of showers between 8am and 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 82.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Labor Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
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Point Forecast:
Charlottesville VA
 38.03°N 78.48°W (Elev. 400 ft)
4:38 pm EDT Sep 2, 2015
5pm EDT Sep 2, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 9, 2015
 
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