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.

First day of meteorological fall marked by above-normal temps. across much of U.S.

Above-normal temperatures are forecast across much of the contiguous U.S. on Tuesday and in some cases will be as much as 10-15 degrees above average for this time of year. Afternoon highs could reach 90 or higher from the Great Plains to the Eastern Seaboard. One exception will be across parts of the Pacific Northwest. Remember to practice heat safety if you plan to spend extended time outside.
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Current conditions at

Hickory, Hickory Regional Airport (KHKY)

Lat: 35.74°NLon: 81.38°WElev: 1188ft.

Overcast

83°F

28°C

Humidity 51%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.09 in (1016.6 mb)
Dewpoint 63°F (17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index84°F (29°C)
Last update 1 Sep 7:53 pm EDT

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. North winds around 5 mph early this evening...becoming light and variable.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 90. Light and variable winds...becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s. North winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Thursday
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. North winds around 5 mph.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s. North winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Friday
Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Saturday And Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Highs in the lower 80s. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Sunday
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.
Sunday Night Through Tuesday
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the mid 80s.



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811 PM EDT TUE SEP 1 2015
 
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