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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 >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Watauga County Hospital Heliport (KTNB)

Lat: 36.2°NLon: 81.65°WElev: 3146ft.

Partly Cloudy

79°F

26°C

Humidity 60%
Wind Speed S 3 mph
Barometer 30.31 in
Dewpoint 64°F (18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index81°F (27°C)
Last update 21 Aug 5:35 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles N Banner Elk NC

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 72. South 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.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 72 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind 7 to 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 60 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm.  Patchy fog before 9am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 71. West wind around 7 mph.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms and
    Patchy Fog

    High: 71 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. West wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.  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 then
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 60 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 10am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 67. West northwest wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 67 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 11pm, then a chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely then
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 55 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 65 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 54 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 63 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 72. South 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.
Tonight
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 71. West wind around 7 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. West wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday
A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. West northwest wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 11pm, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles N Banner Elk NC
 36.19°N 81.88°W (Elev. 4925 ft)
3:02 pm EDT Aug 21, 2017
5pm EDT Aug 21, 2017-6pm EDT Aug 28, 2017
 
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