Scattered Severe Thunderstorms and Developing Flooding Risk in the Central U.S.; Fire Weather in the West

Scattered severe thunderstorms are expected across portions of the central and southern High Plains this weekend. Elevated to critical fire weather conditions are forecast across parts of the Western U.S. from today into Monday. Heavy rainfall is forecast from the western Gulf Coast into the Midwest from this weekend into much of next week. Read More >

Current conditions at

Watauga County Hospital Heliport (KTNB)

Lat: 36.2°NLon: 81.65°WElev: 3146ft.

32°F

0°C

Humidity 100%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.32 in
Dewpoint 32°F (0°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 15 May 6:10 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Banner Elk NC

  • Today

    Today: Patchy frost before 8am.  Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a high near 61. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Patchy Frost
    then Partly
    Sunny

    High: 61 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of rain after 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Calm wind.

    Slight Chance
    Rain

    Low: 46 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A slight chance of showers before 7am, then a chance of showers after 8am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 60 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Light south wind.  New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 48 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. Southwest wind 3 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 65 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 50 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of showers between 8am and 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 62 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers before 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 52 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 67.

    Partly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 67 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Patchy frost before 8am. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a high near 61. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight
A 20 percent chance of rain after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Calm wind.
Sunday
A slight chance of showers before 7am, then a chance of showers after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Light south wind. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Monday
A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. Southwest wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday
A chance of showers between 8am and 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 67.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of rain. Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.
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Point Forecast:
Banner Elk NC
 36.17°N 81.86°W (Elev. 3937 ft)
3:32 am EDT May 15, 2021
6am EDT May 15, 2021-6pm EDT May 21, 2021
 
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