Heavy Rainfall Possible Across the Central U.S.; Poor Air Quality Across the Northwest and North Central States

Thunderstorms will produce locally heavy rainfall and possibly some flash flooding across central portions of the country through tonight, with a few strong to locally severe thunderstorms possible. Otherwise, smoke from the wildfires burning across western North America will continue to create poor air quality across northern portions of the country. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Raleigh / Durham, Raleigh-Durham International Airport (KRDU)

Lat: 35.89°NLon: 78.78°WElev: 394ft.

Mostly Cloudy

85°F

29°C

Humidity 65%
Wind Speed S 10 mph
Barometer 29.94 in (1013.3 mb)
Dewpoint 72°F (22°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index91°F (33°C)
Last update 19 Aug 4:51 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Durham NC

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Southwest wind around 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Calm wind.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 72 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, then becoming cloudy during the afternoon, with a high near 86. North wind 3 to 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Cloudy during the evening, then partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 72. Calm wind.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 72 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 8 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 89 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely then
    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 72 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 83 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Southwest wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Monday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, then becoming cloudy during the afternoon, with a high near 86. North wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy during the evening, then partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 72. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
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Point Forecast:
Durham NC
 35.98°N 78.9°W (Elev. 377 ft)
2:37 pm EDT Aug 19, 2018
5pm EDT Aug 19, 2018-6pm EDT Aug 26, 2018
 
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