Severe Weather and Flood Potential for the East; Fire Weather Concerns for the Southwest and Alaska

Severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall will affect the eastern portions of the country today. Across the Pacific Northwest and northern Plains, showers with the chance for severe thunderstorms later today. For the Southwest and southern portions of Alaska, fire weather concerns expected today and could extend into the holiday weekend. Rip currents are possible for the east coast and Puerto Rico. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Watauga County Hospital Heliport (KTNB)

Lat: 36.2°NLon: 81.65°WElev: 3146ft.

Rain

59°F

15°C

Humidity 85%
Wind Speed W 5 mph
Barometer 29.91 in
Dewpoint 55°F (13°C)
Visibility 4.00 mi
Last update 27 May 4:50 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles W Banner Elk NC

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 67 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then a slight chance of showers between 10pm and 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. West northwest wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 50 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 67. West northwest wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    High: 67 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 53. Calm wind.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 53 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 72. South southeast wind 3 to 7 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 72 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 56 °F

  • Memorial
    Day

    Memorial Day: Sunny, with a high near 74.

    Sunny

    High: 74 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 57 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 76.

    Sunny

    High: 76 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then a slight chance of showers between 10pm and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. West northwest wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 67. West northwest wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 53. Calm wind.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 72. South southeast wind 3 to 7 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 56.
Memorial Day
Sunny, with a high near 74.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 57.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 76.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 58.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 78.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 60.
Thursday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunny, with a high near 76.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles W Banner Elk NC
 36.17°N 81.89°W (Elev. 3921 ft)
2:58 pm EDT May 27, 2022
5pm EDT May 27, 2022-6pm EDT Jun 3, 2022
 
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