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Elevated fire weather conditions persist on Tuesday

The risk for wildfires is elevated on Tuesday in portions of the Northwest. The combination of warm, windy and dry conditions will cause any fire that develops to potentially spread rapidly. These conditions are expected to persist through Tuesday evening. Numerous Red Flag Warnings have been issued.
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Current conditions at

Asheville, Asheville Regional Airport (KAVL)

Lat: 35.43°NLon: 82.54°WElev: 2165ft.

Fair

80°F

27°C

Humidity 45%
Wind Speed N 8 mph
Barometer 30.01 in (1013.6 mb)
Dewpoint 57°F (14°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index80°F (27°C)
Last update 3 Aug 8:54 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Asheville Regional Airport NC

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 66. Calm wind.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 66 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 4pm and 5pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Sunny then
    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Light west wind.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Light west wind.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 68 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 84.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then a chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely then
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 66 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 83 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 64 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 66. Calm wind.
Tuesday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 4pm and 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Light west wind.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Light west wind.
Thursday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84.
Thursday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 82.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Sunday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85.
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Point Forecast:
Asheville Regional Airport NC
 35.43°N 82.56°W (Elev. 2093 ft)
8:03 pm EDT Aug 3, 2015
9pm EDT Aug 3, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 10, 2015
 
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