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Severe weather possible from central Plains to Gulf Coast; Heavy rain for Gulf Coast

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms Saturday from the central Plains and mid-Missouri Valley southward across Texas and eastward across the Gulf Coastal states. These thunderstorms will be capable of producing hail and locally damaging winds. In addition, heavy rain could lead to flash flooding along the Gulf Coast where Flash Flood Watches are in effect.
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Fair

79°F

26°C

Humidity 26%
Wind Speed N 6 mph
Barometer 30.00 in (1012.5 mb)
Dewpoint 41°F (5°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 78°F (26°C)
Last update on 18 Apr 4:52 pm EDT

Current conditions at

Bluefield, Mercer County Airport (KBLF)

Lat: 37.3°N Lon: 81.21°W Elev: 2858ft.

For More Weather Information:

Blacksburg, VA Local Forecast Office

3 Miles NW Bastian VA

7 Day Forecast

  • This
    Afternoon

    Mostly Sunny

    Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 80 °F

  • Tonight

    Chance Rain Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

    Chance
    Rain

    Low: 58 °F

  • Sunday

    Heavy Rain Chance for Measurable Precipitation 90%

    Heavy
    Rain

    High: 62 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Heavy Rain Chance for Measurable Precipitation 80%

    Heavy
    Rain

    Low: 56 °F

  • Monday

    Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

    Thunderstorms
    Likely

    High: 73 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

    Thunderstorms
    Likely

    Low: 46 °F

  • Tuesday

    Mostly Sunny

    Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 62 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 41 °F

  • Wednesday

    Mostly Cloudy

    Mostly
    Cloudy

    High: 64 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind.
Tonight
A chance of rain, mainly after 5am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 58. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Sunday
Showers, mainly after 11am. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 62. Southeast wind 11 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Sunday Night
Showers, mainly before 11pm. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 56. Southeast wind 5 to 11 mph becoming south after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Monday
A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. South wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 10pm, then a chance of showers between 10pm and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 41.
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Thursday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

ABOUT THIS FORECAST

Point Forecast: 3 Miles NW Bastian VA
 37.17°N 81.2°W (Elev. 2484 ft)
Last Update: 4:00 pm EDT Apr 18, 2015
Forecast Valid: 5pm EDT Apr 18, 2015-6pm EDT Apr 24, 2015
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