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Severe weather possible from central Plains to Gulf Coast; Heavy rain for Gulf Coast

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms Saturday from the central Plains and mid-Missouri Valley southward across Texas and eastward across the Gulf Coastal states. These thunderstorms will be capable of producing hail and locally damaging winds. In addition, heavy rain could lead to flash flooding along the Gulf Coast where Flash Flood Watches are in effect.
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Fair

73°F

23°C

Humidity 51%
Wind Speed N 5 mph
Barometer 30.06 in (1016.9 mb)
Dewpoint 54°F (12°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update on 18 Apr 11:54 am EDT

Current conditions at

Roanoke, Roanoke Regional Airport (KROA)

Lat: 37.32°N Lon: 79.97°W Elev: 1175ft.

For More Weather Information:

Blacksburg, VA Local Forecast Office

Roanoke VA

7 Day Forecast

  • This
    Afternoon

    Mostly Sunny

    Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 81 °F

  • Tonight

    Mostly Cloudy

    Mostly
    Cloudy

    Low: 54 °F

  • Sunday

    Heavy Rain Chance for Measurable Precipitation 80%

    Heavy
    Rain

    High: 55 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Heavy Rain Chance for Measurable Precipitation 90%

    Heavy
    Rain

    Low: 55 °F

  • Monday

    Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

    Thunderstorms
    Likely

    High: 76 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

    Thunderstorms
    Likely

    Low: 52 °F

  • Tuesday

    Mostly Sunny

    Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 66 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 46 °F

  • Wednesday

    Mostly Cloudy

    Mostly
    Cloudy

    High: 66 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. East wind around 6 mph.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. East wind 5 to 7 mph.
Sunday
Showers, mainly after 11am. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 55. East wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Sunday Night
Showers, mainly before 3am. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 55. East wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Monday
A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. 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 a slight chance of showers between midnight and 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Thursday
A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 66. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Friday
Cloudy, with a high near 63.

ABOUT THIS FORECAST

Point Forecast: Roanoke VASimilar City Names
 37.27°N 79.95°W (Elev. 997 ft)
Last Update: 9:30 am EDT Apr 18, 2015
Forecast Valid: 1pm EDT Apr 18, 2015-6pm EDT Apr 24, 2015
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