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.

Above-normal temperatures continue across much of U.S.

Temperatures will once again be above-normal, in some cases by as much as 15-20 degrees, across much of the contiguous U.S. on Wednesday. Afternoon highs are forecast to reach into the mid to upper 90s across the Great Plains, as well as parts of the southern U.S. and mid-Atlantic. Take precautions if you plan to spend extended time outside.
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Current conditions at

Roanoke, Roanoke Regional Airport (KROA)

Lat: 37.32°NLon: 79.97°WElev: 1175ft.

A Few Clouds

86°F

30°C

Humidity 39%
Wind Speed NW 7 mph
Barometer 30.02 in (1015.3 mb)
Dewpoint 58°F (14°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index85°F (29°C)
Last update 2 Sep 6:54 pm EDT

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers this evening. Lows in the mid 60s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Thursday
Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Light and variable winds...becoming northwest around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy in the evening...then becoming partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Northwest winds around 10 mph in the evening... Becoming light and variable. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Friday
Partly sunny with a chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning...then mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Saturday
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers in the morning...then partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 80. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Sunday Through Wednesday
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s. Lows in the mid 60s.



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