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Strong Thunderstorms Possible for Portions of the Great Lake States

Storms over the Great Lake States may contain heavy rain and strong winds. More thunderstorms are possible over the Desert Southwest and central Plains. High fire danger continues in the Great Basin. Very warm and humid conditions continue across the south, southeast and mid-Atlantic states.
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Current conditions at

Boone, Watauga County Hospital Heliport (KTNB)

Lat: 36.2°NLon: 81.65°WElev: 3146ft.

Fog/Mist

59°F

15°C

Humidity 100%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.17 in
Dewpoint 59°F (15°C)
Visibility 5.00 mi
Last update 4 Sep 8:15 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles WNW Blowing Rock NC

  • Today

    Today: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm.  Increasing clouds, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Sunny then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 78 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Northeast wind around 6 mph becoming southeast after midnight.  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

    Low: 61 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of showers.  Cloudy, with a high near 68. Light east wind.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 68 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A chance of rain, mainly before 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Light southeast wind.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Chance Rain

    Low: 61 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of rain, mainly after 8am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Chance Rain

    High: 70 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A slight chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Rain

    Low: 62 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: A chance of showers after 2pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Showers

    High: 72 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of showers before 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 61 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 76 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Northeast wind around 6 mph becoming southeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 68. Light east wind. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Saturday Night
A chance of rain, mainly before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Light southeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Sunday
A chance of rain, mainly after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Sunday Night
A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Labor Day
A chance of showers after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night
A chance of showers before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Wednesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles WNW Blowing Rock NC
 36.14°N 81.72°W (Elev. 3484 ft)
7:00 am EDT Sep 4, 2015
8am EDT Sep 4, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 10, 2015
 
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