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.

Heat continues across parts of central, eastern U.S.

Higher-than-normal temperatures will continue across parts of the central and eastern U.S. on Thursday with afternoon highs reaching 20-25 degrees above normal for some locations. One of the warmest areas will be the northern Plains, where high temperatures could reach 100 degrees. Remember to limit time spent outside during excessive heat and take proper precautions to avoid heat-related illness.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County Airport (KUKF)

Lat: 36.22°NLon: 81.08°WElev: 1299ft.

Partly Cloudy

86°F

30°C

Humidity 52%
Wind Speed S 7 mph
Barometer 30.03 in
Dewpoint 66°F (19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index88°F (31°C)
Last update 3 Sep 2:55 pm EDT

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Friday
Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers in the morning...then 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 mid 60s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Saturday
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning...then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Sunday
Partly sunny. A chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs around 80. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy. A chance of showers in the evening. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Labor Day And Monday Night
Partly cloudy. A chance of showers. Highs in the lower 80s. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Tuesday And Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s. Lows in the mid 60s.
Wednesday
Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.



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100 PM EDT THU SEP 3 2015
 
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