Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain for portions of the southern U.S.

A storm system in the Ohio Valley will produce scattered severe thunderstorms and locally heavy rain stretching from the Southern Plains eastward through the Gulf Coast and Southeast on Thursday. Large hail and locally damaging winds will be the main threats. This activity will continue into Friday.
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Current conditions at

Chapel Hill, Williams Airport (KIGX)

Lat: 35.93°NLon: 79.06°WElev: 509ft.

Light Rain

77°F

25°C

Humidity 66%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 29.83 in (1009.6 mb)
Dewpoint 65°F (18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index79°F (26°C)
Last update 28 Apr 4:56 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

5 Miles E Hillsborough NC

Severe T-storm Watch until April 28, 11:00pm
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Severe T-storm Watch
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    Severe T-storm Watch until April 28, 11:00pm

    NOW until
    11:00pm Thu

    Severe T-storm Watch

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. South wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 80 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then a slight chance of showers between midnight and 3am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. North wind 3 to 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    T-storms
    Likely then
    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 61 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Light and variable wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 81 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. Calm wind becoming northeast 5 to 7 mph after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 57 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of rain after 2pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. East wind around 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Rain

    High: 72 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Rain likely, mainly after 7pm.  Cloudy, with a low around 58. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Rain Likely

    Low: 58 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Rain likely before 9am, then showers likely between 9am and 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 76 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.  Cloudy, with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 61 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then a slight chance of showers between midnight and 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. North wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Light and variable wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. Calm wind becoming northeast 5 to 7 mph after midnight.
Saturday
A chance of rain after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. East wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Saturday Night
Rain likely, mainly after 7pm. Cloudy, with a low around 58. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Sunday
Rain likely before 9am, then showers likely between 9am and 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Monday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 72.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday
Cloudy, with a high near 72.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 72.
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Point Forecast:
5 Miles E Hillsborough NC
 36.08°N 79°W (Elev. 502 ft)
4:34 pm EDT Apr 28, 2016
5pm EDT Apr 28, 2016-6pm EDT May 5, 2016
 
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