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Flash flood threat forecast from southwestern Texas to the Appalachians on Wednesday

Heavy rainfall will be possible along a frontal boundary that will extend from Maine to far southwestern Texas on Wednesday. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches will be possible with some locations seeing 5 to 6 inches especially across the southern Plains. Flash flooding will be possible mainly from southwestern Texas to the central Appalachians. Remember: Turn Around, Don't Drown.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Hickory, Hickory Regional Airport (KHKY)

Lat: 35.74°NLon: 81.38°WElev: 1188ft.

Fair

80°F

27°C

Humidity 62%
Wind Speed SW 8 mph
Barometer 30.13 in (1017.7 mb)
Dewpoint 66°F (19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index82°F (28°C)
Last update 7 Jul 11:53 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Little Switzerland NC

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Patchy fog after 3am.  Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Light west northwest wind.

    Patchy Fog

    Low: 68 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm.  Patchy fog before 9am.  Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 86. West wind 5 to 7 mph.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Patchy Fog
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Light west wind.  New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Light west northwest wind becoming west 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 91 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Northwest wind around 7 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 89.

    Partly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 89 °F

  • Friday
    Night

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

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Light west northwest wind.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 86. West wind 5 to 7 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Light west wind. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Light west northwest wind becoming west 5 to 9 mph in the morning.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Northwest wind around 7 mph.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 89.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Sunday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90.
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Point Forecast:
Little Switzerland NC
 35.84°N 82.01°W (Elev. 1601 ft)
11:03 pm EDT Jul 7, 2015
12am EDT Jul 8, 2015-6pm EDT Jul 13, 2015
 
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