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Severe weather possible for parts of central Plains, mid-Atlantic to New England

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a Slight Risk of severe thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and evening across parts of the central Plains, from northwestern Kansas to southwestern Nebraska and extreme northeastern Colorado, as well across parts of the mid-Atlantic and eastern New England. Isolated strong to severe storms are possible in areas surrounding the Slight Risk areas.
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Current conditions at

Roanoke, Roanoke Regional Airport (KROA)

Lat: 37.32°NLon: 79.97°WElev: 1175ft.

A Few Clouds

27°C

81°F

Humidity 54%
Wind Speed SW 7 km/h
Barometer 30.03 in (1015.3 mb)
Dewpoint 17°C (63°F)
Visibility 16 km
Heat Index28°C (82°F)
Last update 4 Aug 9:54 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Roanoke VA

  • Today

    Today: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm.  Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 33. Southwest wind 8 to 10 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 33 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. West wind 5 to 8 km/h.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 20 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 32. West wind 5 to 13 km/h.

    Hot

    High: 32 °C

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 19. Northwest wind 3 to 8 km/h.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 19 °C

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly after 3pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 31. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 km/h in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than 1 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Showers
    Likely

    High: 31 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between 2.5 and 5 mm possible.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 20 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 3pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 29 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a chance of showers between 9pm and 3am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 19 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 28.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 28 °C

Detailed Forecast

Today
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 33. Southwest wind 8 to 10 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. West wind 5 to 8 km/h.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 32. West wind 5 to 13 km/h.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 19. Northwest wind 3 to 8 km/h.
Thursday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 31. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 km/h in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than 1 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between 2.5 and 5 mm possible.
Friday
Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a chance of showers between 9pm and 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 28.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 29.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near 30.
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Point Forecast:
Roanoke VA
 37.27°N 79.95°W (Elev. 304 m)
7:30 am EDT Aug 4, 2015
10am EDT Aug 4, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 10, 2015
 
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