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Severe weather possible from Ohio Valley to New England

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms Monday afternoon and evening from northeastern Kentucky across portions of the Northeast and into New England. Large hail and damaging winds will be the main threats.
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Current conditions at

Jefferson, Ashe County Airport (KGEV)

Lat: 36.43°NLon: 81.42°WElev: 3179ft.

Fair

78°F

26°C

Humidity 36%
Wind Speed W 5 mph
Barometer 30.07 in
Dewpoint 49°F (9°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index78°F (26°C)
Last update 3 Aug 12:55 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Sparta NC

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 83. Southwest wind around 7 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 83 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 65. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph after midnight.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 65 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. West wind 8 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Slight Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 85 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers between 11pm and 2am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 64 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A slight chance of thunderstorms, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. West wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    Showers

    High: 82 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 62 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A chance of thunderstorms before 8am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 80 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 62 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 75 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Sunny, with a high near 83. Southwest wind around 7 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 65. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph after midnight.
Tuesday
A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. West wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers between 11pm and 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday
A slight chance of thunderstorms, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. West wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday
A chance of thunderstorms before 8am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Thursday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday
A chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.
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Point Forecast:
Sparta NC
 36.49°N 81.12°W (Elev. 2989 ft)
1:00 pm EDT Aug 3, 2015
1pm EDT Aug 3, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 9, 2015
 
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