Fire Weather in the West; Strong to Severe Storms in Southern Mid-Atlantic; Tropics off Florida and Southeast

Critical fire weather conditions will continue across the Inter-mountain West through the upcoming weekend, as Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches are in effect. Meanwhile, strong to severe storms w/ damaging winds and heavy rain likely in North Carolina and southern Virginia. Finally, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring a broad area of low pressure in the Bahamas for development. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Watauga County Hospital Heliport (KTNB)

Lat: 36.2°NLon: 81.65°WElev: 3146ft.

Thunderstorm in Vicinity Fog/Mist

65°F

18°C

Humidity 100%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.16 in
Dewpoint 65°F (18°C)
Visibility 4.00 mi
Last update 23 Aug 12:15 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Banner Elk NC

  • Overnight

    Overnight: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 5am.  Patchy fog.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. West southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 63 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am.  Patchy fog before 10am. High near 72. West wind 6 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    T-storms and
    Patchy Fog

    High: 72 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Patchy fog between midnight and 2am.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    T-storms
    Likely then
    Showers
    Likely and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 60 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. East wind 3 to 7 mph.  New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 68 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. East wind 7 to 9 mph.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 54 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 65 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers before 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 55 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 69 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 57 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 5am. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. West southwest wind 3 to 5 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday
Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Patchy fog before 10am. High near 72. West wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Friday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Patchy fog between midnight and 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday
A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. East wind 3 to 7 mph. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Saturday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. East wind 7 to 9 mph.
Sunday
A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69.
Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Tuesday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Wednesday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 73.
Wednesday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.
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Point Forecast:
Banner Elk NC
 36.17°N 81.86°W (Elev. 3937 ft)
10:41 pm EDT Aug 22, 2019
12am EDT Aug 23, 2019-6pm EDT Aug 28, 2019
 
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