Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain for portions of the southern U.S.

A storm system will produce scattered severe thunderstorms and locally heavy rain stretching from the Southern Plains to the Gulf Coast and lower Miss. Valley on Friday. Large hail, locally damaging winds and flash flooding will be the main threats. This activity will continue into Saturday.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Gastonia Municipal Airport (KAKH)

Lat: 35.2°NLon: 81.16°WElev: 791ft.

Fair

80°F

27°C

Humidity 41%
Wind Speed E 5 mph
Barometer 29.99 in (1014.9 mb)
Dewpoint 54°F (12°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index80°F (27°C)
Last update 29 Apr 11:54 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Gastonia NC

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 85. West wind around 5 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 85 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. Calm wind.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 61 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 80. East northeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming south southeast 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.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 80 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after midnight.  Cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 64 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 79. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 79 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 63 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A chance of showers before 2pm, then a chance of showers after 5pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 79 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of rain.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.

    Chance Rain

    Low: 56 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of rain.  Partly sunny, with a high near 73.

    Chance Rain

    High: 73 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Sunny, with a high near 85. West wind around 5 mph.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. Calm wind.
Saturday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. East northeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming south southeast 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.
Saturday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Sunday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a high near 79. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Monday
A chance of showers before 2pm, then a chance of showers after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of rain. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 73.
Tuesday Night
A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 74.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.
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Point Forecast:
Gastonia NC
 35.26°N 81.17°W (Elev. 797 ft)
10:43 am EDT Apr 29, 2016
12pm EDT Apr 29, 2016-6pm EDT May 5, 2016
 
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