Severe Thunderstorms and Heavy Rain for the South-Central U.S.

Severe thunderstorms capable of very large hail, damaging wind, and a couple of tornadoes will be possible Monday afternoon into the night from portions of the central and southern High Plains into southwest Texas. A heavy rain event with flooding is expected in the southern Plains into western Arkansas through the end of the week. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Watauga County Hospital Heliport (KTNB)

Lat: 36.2°NLon: 81.65°WElev: 3146ft.

56°F

13°C

Humidity 63%
Wind Speed SE 7 mph
Barometer 30.33 in
Dewpoint 44°F (7°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 17 May 9:30 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles N Banner Elk NC

  • Today

    Today: A slight chance of rain before 11am, then a chance of showers between 11am and 4pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. South southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 58 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 7pm, then a chance of showers.  Patchy fog after 4am.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Southeast wind 5 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Showers
    Likely then
    Chance
    Showers and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 48 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm.  Patchy fog before 7am.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. South wind 6 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers and
    Patchy Fog
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 59 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A chance of thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Southeast wind 9 to 13 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 50 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 62. South southeast wind around 9 mph.

    Partly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 62 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 49 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 65 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 49 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 69 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A slight chance of rain before 11am, then a chance of showers between 11am and 4pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. South southwest wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 7pm, then a chance of showers. Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Southeast wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. South wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
A chance of thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Southeast wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 62. South southeast wind around 9 mph.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles N Banner Elk NC
 36.19°N 81.88°W (Elev. 4925 ft)
6:38 am EDT May 17, 2021
9am EDT May 17, 2021-6pm EDT May 23, 2021
 
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