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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Current conditions at

Roanoke, Roanoke Regional Airport (KROA)

Lat: 37.32°NLon: 79.97°WElev: 1175ft.

Partly Cloudy

88°F

31°C

Humidity 43%
Wind Speed N 5 mph
Barometer 30.02 in (1015.2 mb)
Dewpoint 63°F (17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index89°F (32°C)
Last update 3 Sep 12:54 pm EDT

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Near steady temperature in the mid 80s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then a slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 30 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 50 percent.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Saturday
Mostly cloudy in the morning...then becoming partly sunny. A 30 percent chance of showers. Not as warm with highs in the upper 70s. Light and variable winds.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy in the evening...then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s.
Sunday Through Wednesday
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s. Lows in the lower 60s.



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