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Heavy rain possible across parts of Midwest

A storm system moving across the central U.S. will bring showers and thunderstorms to parts of the Midwest on Friday, with the possibility of heavy rain and flash flooding for some locations. Remember, it takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away a small car. If you see a flooded roadway, Turn Around Don't Drown.
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Current conditions at

Hickory, Hickory Regional Airport (KHKY)

Lat: 35.74°NLon: 81.38°WElev: 1188ft.

Mostly Cloudy

83°F

28°C

Humidity 40%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.15 in (1018.8 mb)
Dewpoint 56°F (13°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index82°F (28°C)
Last update 28 Aug 5:53 pm EDT

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. Southeast winds around 5 mph this evening...becoming light and variable.
Saturday
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Light and variable winds...becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast winds around 5 mph in the evening...becoming light and variable.
Sunday
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Light and variable winds...becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. Southwest winds around 5 mph in the evening...becoming light and variable.
Monday
Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.
Tuesday
Partly sunny. A 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 80s.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.
Wednesday
Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 80s.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.
Thursday
Partly sunny in the morning...then mostly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Friday
Partly sunny with a chance of showers. A chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 40 percent.



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431 PM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015
 
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