On July 7, 2015, NWS implemented changes to the icons depicted on all of its point-forecast pages. Changes include new icon images with increased clarity, 6-hour increments for rapidly changing weather and new color blocks to highlight forecast hazards.

A page depicting all of the new icon images can be accessed here: www.weather.gov/forecast-icons

Changes to the icons were based on analysis of 6,700 public comments collected in 2014. Also, many of these changes are based on the results of a research project led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Users are encouraged to continue to provide comments regarding these changes via email at icons@noaa.gov. NWS will continue to analyze incoming feedback and refine the icons as necessary. Any substantial change to the icons will be facilitated through the NWS public comment/review process.

Isolated Severe Thunderstorms Will Continue

Isolated severe thunderstorms will continue from Minnesota to southwestern Kansas and vicinity. Within that swath, the most probable area for greater concentrations of severe weather is from eastern Nebraska across parts of Iowa. A marginal risk for severe thunderstorms also exists over eastern New England.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Hickory, Hickory Regional Airport (KHKY)

Lat: 35.74°NLon: 81.38°WElev: 1188ft.

Mostly Cloudy

85°F

29°C

Humidity 63%
Wind Speed Vrbl 3 mph
Barometer 30.03 in (1014.5 mb)
Dewpoint 71°F (22°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index90°F (32°C)
Last update 29 Jul 1:53 pm EDT

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Partly sunny with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Near steady temperatures in the upper 80s. South winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy. A chance of thunderstorms and showers in the evening. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows around 70. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Thursday
Partly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. A chance of thunderstorms and showers. Humid with highs around 90. Light and variable winds...becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. North winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Friday
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. North winds around 5 mph.
Friday Night And Saturday
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. Highs in the upper 80s.
Saturday Night Through Monday
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. Highs in the upper 80s.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny. Highs around 90.



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132 PM EDT WED JUL 29 2015
 
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