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Heavy rain could bring flash flooding to parts of southern Plains

Showers and thunderstorms associated with a slow-moving frontal system will bring heavy rainfall to parts of the southern Plains and mid-Mississippi Valley, which could result in flash flooding. The heaviest rainfall is expected across parts of northern Texas and southern Oklahoma. Some locations could see rainfall rates of up to 2 inches per hour.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Hickory, Hickory Regional Airport (KHKY)

Lat: 35.74°NLon: 81.38°WElev: 1188ft.

Fair

89°F

32°C

Humidity 39%
Wind Speed Vrbl 5 mph
Barometer 30.11 in (1017.2 mb)
Dewpoint 61°F (16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index89°F (32°C)
Last update 7 Jul 2:53 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles W Linville Falls NC

    • This
      Afternoon

      This Afternoon: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Southwest wind around 8 mph.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

      Chance
      T-storms

      High: 78 °F

    • Tonight

      Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. West wind 5 to 7 mph.

      Slight Chance
      T-storms then
      Partly Cloudy

      Low: 65 °F

    • Wednesday

      Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 78. West wind 7 to 10 mph.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

      Mostly Sunny
      then Chance
      T-storms

      High: 78 °F

    • Wednesday
      Night

      Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. West southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.  New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

      Chance
      T-storms then
      Partly Cloudy

      Low: 66 °F

    • Thursday

      Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. West wind 6 to 11 mph.

      Mostly Sunny

      High: 80 °F

    • Thursday
      Night

      Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.

      Partly Cloudy

      Low: 65 °F

    • Friday

      Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 78.

      Partly Sunny
      then Chance
      T-storms

      High: 78 °F

    • Friday
      Night

      Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.

      Chance
      T-storms then
      Partly Cloudy

      Low: 64 °F

    • Saturday

      Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms between 4pm and 5pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

      Mostly Sunny
      then Chance
      T-storms

      High: 80 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Southwest wind around 8 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. West wind 5 to 7 mph.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. West wind 7 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. West southwest wind 5 to 7 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. West wind 6 to 11 mph.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 78.
Friday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms between 4pm and 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Sunday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Monday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81.
Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles W Linville Falls NC
 35.95°N 81.91°W (Elev. 3225 ft)
3:05 pm EDT Jul 7, 2015
3pm EDT Jul 7, 2015-6pm EDT Jul 14, 2015
 
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