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Heat continues across parts of central, eastern U.S.

Higher-than-normal temperatures will continue across parts of the central and eastern U.S. on Thursday with afternoon highs reaching 20-25 degrees above normal for some locations. One of the warmest areas will be the northern Plains, where high temperatures could reach 100 degrees. Remember to limit time spent outside during excessive heat and take proper precautions to avoid heat-related illness.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Pickens County Airport (KLQK)

Lat: 34.81°NLon: 82.7°WElev: 1014ft.

Fair

89°F

32°C

Humidity 45%
Wind Speed NE 7 mph
Barometer 30.00 in
Dewpoint 65°F (18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index91°F (33°C)
Last update 3 Sep 12:55 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles SW Lake Toxaway NC

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind.  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: 81 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 10pm.  Patchy fog after 5am.  Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 64. North wind 3 to 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms then
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 64 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am.  Patchy fog before 7am.  Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 79. North wind around 6 mph becoming calm  in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms and
    Patchy Fog

    High: 79 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. North wind 3 to 7 mph.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 64 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 10am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. Northeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming east southeast in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 74 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

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

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 62 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 74 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 61 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: A chance of showers between 11am and 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 76 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. 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
Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 10pm. Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 64. North wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday
A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 79. North wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. North wind 3 to 7 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. Northeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming east southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Sunday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Labor Day
A chance of showers between 11am and 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a chance of showers between midnight and 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 76.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Wednesday
A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles SW Lake Toxaway NC
 35.1°N 82.95°W (Elev. 3097 ft)
11:43 am EDT Sep 3, 2015
1pm EDT Sep 3, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 9, 2015
 
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