Heavy Rainfall Possible Across the Central U.S.; Poor Air Quality Across the Northwest and North Central States

Thunderstorms will produce locally heavy rainfall and possibly some flash flooding across central portions of the country through tonight, with a few strong to locally severe thunderstorms possible. Otherwise, smoke from the wildfires burning across western North America will continue to create poor air quality across northern portions of the country. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Jackson County Airport (K24A)

Lat: 35.32°NLon: 83.21°WElev: 2857ft.

Overcast

68°F

20°C

Humidity 98%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.11 in
Dewpoint 67°F (19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 19 Aug 9:30 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles SSE Rich Mountain NC

  • Today

    Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 5pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 71. West southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers then
    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 71 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Patchy fog after 10pm.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. West southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming northwest after midnight.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 59 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon.  Patchy fog before 10am.  Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 70. West northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    T-storms
    Likely and
    Patchy Fog

    High: 70 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southwest wind around 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 60 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 9am and 10am, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 10am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Southwest wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 70 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 59 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers before 5pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 69.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 69 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 55 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 67 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 71. West southwest wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. West southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming northwest after midnight. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 70. West northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southwest wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 9am and 10am, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Southwest wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday
A 40 percent chance of showers before 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 69.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles SSE Rich Mountain NC
 35.29°N 83.04°W (Elev. 4505 ft)
6:20 am EDT Aug 19, 2018
10am EDT Aug 19, 2018-6pm EDT Aug 25, 2018
 
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