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 >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

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

Lat: 35.89°NLon: 78.78°WElev: 394ft.

Mostly Cloudy

28°C

82°F

Humidity 35%
Wind Speed SW 30 G 57 km/h
Barometer 1014.1 mb (29.96 in)
Dewpoint 11°C (52°F)
Visibility 16 km
Heat Index27°C (81°F)
Last update 9 May 3:51 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Chapel Hill NC

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Southwest wind 16 to 21 km/h, with gusts as high as 37 km/h.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 19 °C

  • Monday

    Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 11am and 5pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26. Southwest wind 13 to 16 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between 2.5 and 5 mm possible.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 26 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a slight chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. North wind 5 to 8 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 12 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 22. Northeast wind 5 to 10 km/h.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 22 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. Calm wind becoming north 5 to 8 km/h after midnight.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 8 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A slight chance of rain before 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 19. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Rain

    High: 19 °C

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 8.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 8 °C

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 21.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 21 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Rain

    Low: 9 °C

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Southwest wind 16 to 21 km/h, with gusts as high as 37 km/h.
Monday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 11am and 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26. Southwest wind 13 to 16 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between 2.5 and 5 mm possible.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. North wind 5 to 8 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 22. Northeast wind 5 to 10 km/h.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. Calm wind becoming north 5 to 8 km/h after midnight.
Wednesday
A slight chance of rain before 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 19. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 8.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 21.
Thursday Night
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday
A chance of rain before 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 22. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 10.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 24.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 12.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 27.
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Point Forecast:
Chapel Hill NC
 35.92°N 79.05°W (Elev. 123 m)
3:59 pm EDT May 9, 2021
4pm EDT May 9, 2021-6pm EDT May 16, 2021
 
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