Hot temperatures returning to the Southwest

After a brief reprieve, the southwestern U.S. will heat up again on Sunday and last for several days. Temperatures will be 10 to 15 degrees above normal in some locations, with daytime highs reaching 100 degrees in parts of the Inland Empire of southern California, and reaching 100-115 degrees in the deserts of Calif., Nevada and Arizona.
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Current conditions at

Gastonia Municipal Airport (KAKH)

Lat: 35.2°NLon: 81.16°WElev: 791ft.

Fair

77°F

25°C

Humidity 69%
Wind Speed E 6 mph
Barometer 30.18 in (1021.0 mb)
Dewpoint 66°F (19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index79°F (26°C)
Last update 25 Jun 11:54 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Gastonia NC

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. East northeast wind around 6 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 70 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 87. East northeast wind around 6 mph.

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    High: 87 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Southeast wind 3 to 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 69 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming south southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 90 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between midnight and 2am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Light southwest wind.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely then
    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 71 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 69 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. East northeast wind around 6 mph.
Sunday
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 87. East northeast wind around 6 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Southeast wind 3 to 5 mph.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming south southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between midnight and 2am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Light southwest wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
Thursday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Friday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87.
Friday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Saturday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88.
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Point Forecast:
Gastonia NC
 35.26°N 81.17°W (Elev. 797 ft)
10:43 pm EDT Jun 25, 2016
12am EDT Jun 26, 2016-6pm EDT Jul 1, 2016
 
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