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Severe Thunderstorms & Heavy Rain in the Plains/Midwest; Clouds and Rain Threaten Eclipse Viewing for Some

While much of the nation observes today's eclipse, clouds threaten to obscure the view in parts of the Plains, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Southwest, and Southeast states. The weather could be more than just a nuisance in the north-central Plains and Midwest where scattered severe storms are possible this afternoon and evening. Very large hail, damaging wind gusts, and flash floods are possible. Read More >

Current conditions at

Jefferson, Ashe County Airport (KGEV)

Lat: 36.43°NLon: 81.42°WElev: 3179ft.

Light Rain

72°F

22°C

Humidity 89%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.31 in
Dewpoint 69°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 21 Aug 3:50 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Sparta NC

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 5pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 82. South wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    High: 82 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then isolated showers between 8pm and 10pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Light southwest wind.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Scattered
    T-storms then
    Mostly Clear

    Low: 65 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 3pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Sunny then
    Isolated
    T-storms

    High: 81 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. West wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 66 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 1pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 1pm and 5pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 5pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. West wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 75 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then isolated showers between 11pm and 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Scattered
    T-storms then
    Isolated
    Showers

    Low: 58 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 70.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 70 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 56 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 71 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. South wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then isolated showers between 8pm and 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Light southwest wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday
Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. West wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 1pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 1pm and 5pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. West wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then isolated showers between 11pm and 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 70.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.
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Point Forecast:
Sparta NC
 36.49°N 81.12°W (Elev. 2989 ft)
1:01 pm EDT Aug 21, 2017
4pm EDT Aug 21, 2017-6pm EDT Aug 27, 2017
 
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