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Remnants of Erika bringing heavy rain to Florida

Tropical moisture associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika will produce heavy rain across parts of Florida on Monday, creating the potential for flash flooding. Flood Watches and Warnings are in effect for parts of the state. Heavy rain could also lead to flash flooding across parts of the Carolinas. Remember, if you see a flooded roadway, Turn Around, Don't Drown!
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Hickory, Hickory Regional Airport (KHKY)

Lat: 35.74°NLon: 81.38°WElev: 1188ft.

A Few Clouds

86°F

30°C

Humidity 45%
Wind Speed E 5 mph
Barometer 30.07 in (1016.1 mb)
Dewpoint 62°F (17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index87°F (31°C)
Last update 31 Aug 4:53 pm EDT

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers this evening. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph this evening...becoming light and variable. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Tuesday
Patchy fog in the morning. Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. North winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
Wednesday
Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. North winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. North winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Thursday And Thursday Night
Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Friday And Friday Night
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Saturday
Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Thunderstorms possible in the evening. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Sunday And Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers. Highs around 80. Lows in the mid 60s.
Labor Day
Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 80. Chance of rain 40 percent.



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452 PM EDT MON AUG 31 2015
 
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