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.

Afternoon and Evening Showers and Thunderstorms Continue Across Much of the Southwest

An active monsoon weather pattern will continue through Saturday across much of the southwestern U.S. Scattered afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms will bring locally excessive rainfall. Flash Flood Watches remain in effect for parts of the region. Some normally dry washes may have rapidly flowing water. Remember when encountering flooded roads: Turn around, don't drown!

Current conditions at

Roanoke, Roanoke Regional Airport (KROA)

Lat: 37.32°NLon: 79.97°WElev: 1175ft.




Humidity 70%
Wind Speed W 8 mph
Barometer 29.99 in (1014.1 mb)
Dewpoint 58°F (14°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 1 Aug 4:54 am EDT

Detailed Forecast

Sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. Light and variable winds...becoming west around 10 mph this afternoon.
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Northwest winds around 10 mph in the evening...becoming light and variable.
Sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. Light and variable winds.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Light and variable winds.
Mostly sunny. Hot with highs in the lower 90s. Light and variable winds.
Monday Night Through Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy. Hot. Lows in the upper 60s. Highs in the lower 90s.
Wednesday Through Friday
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

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400 AM EDT SAT AUG 1 2015
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