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Remnants of Erika Soaking Florida

Erika may not technically be a Tropical Storm any more, but its remnants are soaking Florida in very heavy rain. Over four inches of rain has been reported in some areas. Flood Watches remain in effect in many areas. When encountering flooded roads, remember: Turn around, don't drown!
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Current conditions at

Roanoke, Roanoke Regional Airport (KROA)

Lat: 37.32°NLon: 79.97°WElev: 1175ft.

Partly Cloudy

70°F

21°C

Humidity 84%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.17 in (1020.5 mb)
Dewpoint 65°F (18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 31 Aug 8:54 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

6 Miles NNW Sandy Level VA

  • Today

    Today: Scattered showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. 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
    Showers

    High: 82 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Light and variable wind.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Patchy fog before 8am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind.

    Patchy Fog
    then Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Calm wind.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Slight Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 68 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Partly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 88 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 88 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Scattered showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. 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
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Light and variable wind.
Tuesday
Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Calm wind.
Wednesday
A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Saturday
A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
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Point Forecast:
6 Miles NNW Sandy Level VA
 37.08°N 79.58°W (Elev. 899 ft)
8:30 am EDT Aug 31, 2015
9am EDT Aug 31, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 6, 2015
 
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