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Hot Weather Over Much of the U.S.

Tuesday may be the first day of September, but it will feel more like July in much of the country. Highs in the low to mid 90s will be common from the central and southern Plains across the southeast and into the mid-Atlantic. Highs over 100 will be common in the desert southwest. The hot weather is expected to continue in many areas through the Labor Day weekend.
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Current conditions at

Roanoke, Roanoke Regional Airport (KROA)

Lat: 37.32°NLon: 79.97°WElev: 1175ft.

Fair

66°F

19°C

Humidity 87%
Wind Speed NW 6 mph
Barometer 30.15 in (1019.8 mb)
Dewpoint 62°F (17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 1 Sep 6:54 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Salem VA

  • Today

    Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. North wind around 6 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A slight chance of showers between 9am and 2pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 90. North wind 3 to 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Showers then
    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 90 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 67 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 89. North wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 67 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 66 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Partly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 80 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. North wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Wednesday
A slight chance of showers between 9am and 2pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 90. North wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. North wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Labor Day
Partly sunny, with a high near 84.
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Point Forecast:
Salem VA
 37.28°N 80.06°W (Elev. 1027 ft)
7:00 am EDT Sep 1, 2015
7am EDT Sep 1, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 7, 2015
 
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