Dangerous Heat Wave from the Midwest to East Coast; Severe Thunderstorms Across Portions of the Upper Midwest

A dangerous heat wave will persist through this weekend. Widespread warnings and advisories for the heat cover most of the eastern two-thirds of the U.S. Heat indices will surge past 100 degrees and even rise above 110 in many locations. Northwest of this dome of heat, severe thunderstorms with the possibility of strong tornadoes and widespread significant wind damage are possible into tonight. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Roanoke, Roanoke Regional Airport (KROA)

Lat: 37.32°NLon: 79.97°WElev: 1175ft.

Mostly Cloudy

93°F

34°C

Humidity 41%
Wind Speed S 6 mph
Barometer 30.03 in (1015.4 mb)
Dewpoint 66°F (19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index96°F (36°C)
Last update 19 Jul 3:54 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Roanoke VA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 96. Heat index values as high as 102. Southwest wind around 6 mph.

    Hot

    High: 96 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 75. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 75 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 96. Heat index values as high as 104. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Hot

    High: 96 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming west after midnight.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 76 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am.  Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 92. Light and variable wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 92 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 74 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly after 2pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 88 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Showers
    Likely then
    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 68 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Showers likely before 2pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 80 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 96. Heat index values as high as 102. Southwest wind around 6 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 75. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Saturday
Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 96. Heat index values as high as 104. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming west after midnight.
Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 92. Light and variable wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Monday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday
Showers likely before 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
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Point Forecast:
Roanoke VA
 37.27°N 79.95°W (Elev. 997 ft)
4:01 pm EDT Jul 19, 2019
4pm EDT Jul 19, 2019-6pm EDT Jul 25, 2019
 
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