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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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Overcast

77°F

25°C

Humidity 43%
Wind Speed SE 8 mph
Barometer 29.98 in (1014.2 mb)
Dewpoint 53°F (12°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 78°F (26°C)
Last update on 18 Apr 3:54 pm 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

Salem VA

7 Day Forecast

  • This
    Afternoon

    Mostly Sunny

    Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 82 °F

  • Tonight

    Slight Chance Rain Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

    Slight Chc
    Rain

    Low: 55 °F

  • Sunday

    Showers Chance for Measurable Precipitation 80%

    Showers

    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: 78 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

    Thunderstorms
    Likely

    Low: 51 °F

  • Tuesday

    Mostly Sunny

    Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 69 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 46 °F

  • Wednesday

    Partly Sunny

    Partly
    Sunny

    High: 68 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. East wind around 5 mph.
Tonight
A slight chance of rain after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. East wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday
Showers, mainly after 11am. High near 55. East wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Sunday Night
Showers, mainly before 2am. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 55. East wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Monday
A slight chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the morning. 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 10pm, then a chance of showers between 10pm and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 68.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Thursday
A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 66. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.

ABOUT THIS FORECAST

Point Forecast: Salem VA
 37.28°N 80.06°W (Elev. 1027 ft)
Last Update: 4:00 pm EDT Apr 18, 2015
Forecast Valid: 5pm EDT Apr 18, 2015-6pm EDT Apr 24, 2015
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