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Remnants of Erika bringing heavy rain to Florida

Tropical moisture associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika will produce heavy rain across parts of Florida on Monday, creating the potential for flash flooding. Flood Watches and Warnings are in effect for parts of the state. Heavy rain could also lead to flash flooding across parts of the Carolinas. Remember, if you see a flooded roadway, Turn Around, Don't Drown!
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Current conditions at

Jefferson, Ashe County Airport (KGEV)

Lat: 36.43°NLon: 81.42°WElev: 3179ft.

Overcast

75°F

24°C

Humidity 51%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.19 in
Dewpoint 55°F (13°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 31 Aug 5:35 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Sparta NC

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 76 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm, then a slight chance of showers between 7pm and 8pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. Calm wind.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 61 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A slight chance of showers between noon and 4pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Light and variable wind.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    Showers

    High: 77 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A slight chance of showers before 9pm, then a slight chance of showers after 5am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Calm wind.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Showers then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Northwest wind around 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 79 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a slight chance of showers.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 64 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 79.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 79 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 64 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Partly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 78 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm, then a slight chance of showers between 7pm and 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday
A slight chance of showers between noon and 4pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday Night
A slight chance of showers before 9pm, then a slight chance of showers after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Northwest wind around 6 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 before 2am, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 79.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday
A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Labor Day
A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 75.
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Point Forecast:
Sparta NC
 36.49°N 81.12°W (Elev. 2989 ft)
4:00 pm EDT Aug 31, 2015
5pm EDT Aug 31, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 7, 2015
 
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