Powerful Storm to Impact the West; Fire Weather Concerns for Areas of the Plains

A powerful winter storm is underway across the west bringing heavy higher elevation mountain snow, dangerous blizzard for the Sierra Nevada Mountains, damaging winds, hazardous sea conditions and cold temperatures to much of the West through this weekend. Meanwhile, critical fire weather concerns increase this weekend for portions of the central and southern High Plains. Read More >

Current conditions at

Gastonia Municipal Airport (KAKH)

Lat: 35.2°NLon: 81.16°WElev: 791ft.

Overcast

43°F

6°C

Humidity 58%
Wind Speed NE 6 mph
Barometer 30.43 in (1030.5 mb)
Dewpoint 29°F (-2°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill39°F (4°C)
Last update 1 Mar 5:54 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Gastonia NC

  • Today

    Today: Rain, mainly after 9am.  High near 44. Light east northeast wind becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Rain Likely
    then Rain

    High: 44 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Rain, mainly before 3am.  Low around 42. North wind 6 to 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    Rain

    Low: 42 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of rain before 7am, then a slight chance of showers between 7am and 9am.  Patchy fog before 8am.  Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 64. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Chance Rain
    and Patchy
    Fog then
    Mostly Sunny

    High: 64 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Calm wind.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 49 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph in the morning.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 69 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 48 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 71.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 71 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 50 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers after 11am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 71.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 71 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Rain, mainly after 9am. High near 44. Light east northeast wind becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tonight
Rain, mainly before 3am. Low around 42. North wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Saturday
A chance of rain before 7am, then a slight chance of showers between 7am and 9am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 64. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Calm wind.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph in the morning.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near 71.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of showers after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 71.
Tuesday Night
Showers likely, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Wednesday
Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Wednesday Night
Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Thursday
A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 68.
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Point Forecast:
Gastonia NC
 35.26°N 81.17°W (Elev. 797 ft)
4:47 am EST Mar 1, 2024
6am EST Mar 1, 2024-6pm EST Mar 7, 2024
 
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