Fire Weather and Monsoon Threats in the West; Heavy Rain in the Plains and Northeast

Monsoon moisture will continue to bring strong winds, potential for dust storms, and localized flash flooding to the Southwest. Moisture spreading north across the Great Basin and Northwestern states my develop into isolated dry thunderstorms, which could start new fires and increase activity on existing fires. Very heavy rain continues in the Plains and Mississippi Valley; and Northeast. Read More >

Current conditions at

Asheville, Asheville Regional Airport (KAVL)

Lat: 35.43°NLon: 82.54°WElev: 2165ft.

Mostly Cloudy

81°F

27°C

Humidity 51%
Wind Speed NW 7 mph
Barometer 30.07 in (1015.6 mb)
Dewpoint 61°F (16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index82°F (28°C)
Last update 14 Aug 4:54 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Columbus NC

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 67. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 67 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers after 3pm.  Sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming south southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Sunny then
    Slight Chance
    Showers

    High: 87 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Calm wind.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A slight chance of showers between 1pm and 3pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 88 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 4am, then a slight chance of showers.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. West southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 70 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 70 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 85 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 69 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 67. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers after 3pm. Sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming south southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Calm wind.
Thursday
A slight chance of showers between 1pm and 3pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 4am, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. West southwest wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday
A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Saturday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Monday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84.
Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85.
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Point Forecast:
Columbus NC
 35.25°N 82.22°W (Elev. 1289 ft)
4:36 pm EDT Aug 14, 2018
5pm EDT Aug 14, 2018-6pm EDT Aug 21, 2018
 
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