A Sweltering Heat Wave For The West

A sweltering heat wave with record breaking temperatures is expected the rest of the week in much of the West, as a large dome of high pressure builds and expands across the region. Numerous excessive heat warnings and advisories are already in effect across Arizona, California and Nevada. Also, locally heavy rain is possible in the Lower Mississippi Valley and Southeast over the next few days. 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

19°C

66°F

Humidity 90%
Wind Speed E 6 km/h
Barometer 1020.4 mb (30.14 in)
Dewpoint 17°C (63°F)
Visibility 16 km
Last update 26 May 5:51 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Raleigh NC

  • Today

    Today: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25. Light east wind increasing to 6 to 11 km/h in the morning.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 25 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Calm wind.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 18 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 5pm.  High near 26. East wind 8 to 11 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 7.5 mm and 1 cm possible.

    Showers

    High: 26 °C

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then showers likely between 8pm and 2am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2am.  Low around 21. East wind around 11 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 cm possible.

    Showers

    Low: 21 °C

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. South wind 10 to 13 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between 5 and 7.5 mm possible.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 27 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than 1 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 22 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: Showers and thunderstorms.  High near 29. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    T-storms

    High: 29 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Showers likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 21 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 28 °C

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25. Light east wind increasing to 6 to 11 km/h in the morning.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Calm wind.
Wednesday
Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 5pm. High near 26. East wind 8 to 11 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 7.5 mm and 1 cm possible.
Wednesday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then showers likely between 8pm and 2am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2am. Low around 21. East wind around 11 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 cm possible.
Thursday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. South wind 10 to 13 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between 5 and 7.5 mm possible.
Thursday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than 1 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday
Showers and thunderstorms. High near 29. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Friday Night
Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Saturday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 24.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 13.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 24.
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Point Forecast:
Raleigh NC
 35.82°N 78.65°W (Elev. 80 m)
4:42 am EDT May 26, 2020
6am EDT May 26, 2020-6pm EDT Jun 1, 2020
 
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