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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Humidity 51%
Wind Speed N 5 mph
Barometer 30.06 in (1016.9 mb)
Dewpoint 54°F (12°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update on 18 Apr 11:54 am EDT

Current conditions at

Roanoke, Roanoke Regional Airport (KROA)

Lat: 37.32 Lon: -79.97 Elev: 1175ft.

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Blacksburg, VA Local Forecast Office

Craig County

Zone Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny. Near steady temperature in the mid 70s. Light and variable winds.
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the lower 50s. Light and variable winds...becoming east around 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Showers. Much cooler. Near steady temperature in the lower 50s. East winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.
Sunday Night
Showers...mainly in the evening. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the evening. Near steady temperature in the lower 50s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the evening. Chance of rain 90 percent.
Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Much warmer with highs in the lower 70s. Southwest winds around 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy. Showers likely in the evening. Lows in the upper 40s. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Tuesday And Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy. Highs around 60. Lows in the mid 40s.
Wednesday And Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy. Highs around 60. Lows in the lower 40s.
Thursday And Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 60s. Lows in the mid 40s.
Cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s.


Last Update: 1230 PM EDT SAT APR 18 2015
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