Severe Storms and Flash Flood Threat in the Lower Mississippi River Valley

Scattered severe thunderstorms are expected from parts of central/east Texas into the lower Mississippi Valley and Mid-South. Large hail, damaging wind gusts, and a couple of tornadoes all appear possible. Heavy rain from storms will also result in a threat of flash flooding. Critical fire weather conditions will exist in Northern California and New Mexico. Read More >

Current conditions at

Jackson County Airport (K24A)

Lat: 35.32°NLon: 83.21°WElev: 2857ft.

Fair

73°F

23°C

Humidity 36%
Wind Speed S 14 G 22 mph
Barometer 30.01 in
Dewpoint 45°F (7°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 9 May 4:15 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Sapphire NC

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A slight chance of rain before 9pm, then showers likely, mainly between 9pm and midnight.  Increasing clouds, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 56 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 5pm, then a chance of showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 69. West northwest wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Showers
    Likely

    High: 69 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A slight chance of showers before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 10pm, then a slight chance of showers after 10pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. West northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm  in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 50 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. Calm wind.

    Slight Chance
    Showers

    High: 63 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Light north northeast wind.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 45 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 2pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 54 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers after 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Showers

    Low: 42 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 55.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 55 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers before 2am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 42 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
A slight chance of rain before 9pm, then showers likely, mainly between 9pm and midnight. Increasing clouds, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Monday
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 5pm, then a chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 69. West northwest wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday Night
A slight chance of showers before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 10pm, then a slight chance of showers after 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. West northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. Calm wind.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Light north northeast wind.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Thursday
A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 55.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers before 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 62.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 44.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 66.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.
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Point Forecast:
Sapphire NC
 35.11°N 83.01°W (Elev. 3199 ft)
2:45 pm EDT May 9, 2021
4pm EDT May 9, 2021-6pm EDT May 16, 2021
 
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