Heavy Rain in the Northwest; Winter Weather from the Midwest to Northeast

Heavy rain in the Pacific Northwest will will force sharp rises on the rivers flowing off the Cascades where a Flood Watch has been issued. A storm will track across the Midwest to the Northeast through this weekend bringing a wintry mix over portions of the Midwest and Northeast. South of the storm track, heavy rain will fall from the Lower Mississippi River Valley to the Mid-Atlantic. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Watauga County Hospital Heliport (KTNB)

Lat: 36.2°NLon: 81.65°WElev: 3146ft.

40°F

4°C

Humidity 52%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.28 in
Dewpoint 24°F (-4°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 23 Jan 11:15 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Banner Elk NC

  • Today

    Today: Cloudy, with a high near 42. South southeast wind around 10 mph.

    Cloudy

    High: 42 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of freezing rain before 3am, then rain, possibly mixed with freezing rain.  Low around 30. Southeast wind 9 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.

    Slight Chance
    Freezing Rain
    then
    Rain/Freezing
    Rain

    Low: 30 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Rain before 7am, then showers, mainly after 7am. The rain could be heavy at times.  Patchy fog before 2pm. High near 40. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 13 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

    Heavy Rain
    and Patchy
    Fog

    High: 40 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of rain showers before 11pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 11pm and 2am, then a chance of snow showers after 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. West northwest wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow

    Low: 28 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 17 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

    Chance Snow
    Showers and
    Breezy

    High: 32 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 4am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Blustery.

    Chance Snow
    Showers and
    Blustery

    Low: 25 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 32 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 25 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 36.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 36 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Cloudy, with a high near 42. South southeast wind around 10 mph.
Tonight
A chance of freezing rain before 3am, then rain, possibly mixed with freezing rain. Low around 30. Southeast wind 9 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.
Friday
Rain before 7am, then showers, mainly after 7am. The rain could be heavy at times. Patchy fog before 2pm. High near 40. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 13 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Friday Night
A chance of rain showers before 11pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 11pm and 2am, then a chance of snow showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. West northwest wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 17 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Blustery.
Sunday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near 36.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 41.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 42.
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Point Forecast:
Banner Elk NC
 36.17°N 81.86°W (Elev. 3937 ft)
10:18 am EST Jan 23, 2020
11am EST Jan 23, 2020-6pm EST Jan 29, 2020
 
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