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Heavy rain could lead to flash flooding for parts of Upper Midwest, Four Corners region

Showers and thunderstorms are expected across parts of the Upper Midwest on Friday. Heavy rain from these storms could lead to isolated flash flooding. Heavy rainfall could lead to flash flooding across parts of Upper Midwest and Four Corners region. Isolated flash flooding is also possible across parts of the Four Corners region and Desert Southwest. Remember, Turn Around, Don't Drown!
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Current conditions at

Roanoke, Roanoke Regional Airport (KROA)

Lat: 37.32°NLon: 79.97°WElev: 1175ft.

Thunderstorm Heavy Rain and Windy

72°F

22°C

Humidity 82%
Wind Speed NE 41 mph
Barometer 30.12 in (1018.7 mb)
Dewpoint 66°F (19°C)
Visibility 3.00 mi
Last update 4 Sep 4:54 pm EDT

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly cloudy. Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms this evening...then a chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Saturday
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers in the morning...then partly sunny with a chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Not as warm with highs in the upper 70s. Light and variable winds...becoming northeast around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then a slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Sunday
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers in the morning...then a slight chance of showers with isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers with isolated thunderstorms in the evening...then a slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Labor Day
Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.
Monday Night Through Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the mid 80s.
Wednesday And Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s. Lows in the upper 60s.
Thursday And Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Highs in the mid 80s. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Friday
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs around 80. Chance of rain 40 percent.



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400 PM EDT FRI SEP 4 2015
 
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