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Dangerous heat continues across lower Miss. Valley, Deep South

High temperatures and dew points will persist Thursday into Friday across parts of the lower Miss. Valley & Deep South, creating dangerous heat index values in excess of 110 degrees for some locations. Heat Advisories & Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect across the region. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside & know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Hickory, Hickory Regional Airport (KHKY)

Lat: 35.74°NLon: 81.38°WElev: 1188ft.

Fair

94°F

34°C

Humidity 44%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 29.94 in (1011.1 mb)
Dewpoint 69°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index99°F (37°C)
Last update 30 Jul 3:53 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Little Switzerland NC

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Isolated showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Light west wind.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    High: 91 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Patchy fog after 2am.  Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 64. North northwest wind around 7 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Patchy
    Fog

    Low: 64 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Patchy fog before 7am.  Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 86. North wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Patchy Fog
    then Sunny

    High: 86 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 66 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 89. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 89 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 66 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 89.

    Sunny

    High: 89 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 89 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Light west wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 64. North northwest wind around 7 mph.
Friday
Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 86. North wind 3 to 6 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 66. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 89. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 66.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 89.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Thursday
A chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.
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Point Forecast:
Little Switzerland NC
 35.84°N 82.01°W (Elev. 1601 ft)
3:05 pm EDT Jul 30, 2015
4pm EDT Jul 30, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 6, 2015
 
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