An Enduring Heat Wave Begins for Texas and Southern Plains

Starting today, a blazing Heat Wave will consume much of the Southern Plains and Lower MS Valley through early next week, especially for TX. Numerous Excessive Heat Warnings, Watches and Advisories are in effect for the mid-section of TX and OK and these hazards will only become more widespread. Expect record Highs temps and very dangerous Heat Indices, both surging well north of triple digits. Read More >

Current conditions at

Virginia Tech Airport (KBCB)

Lat: 37.22°NLon: 80.42°WElev: 2133ft.

Partly Cloudy

79°F

26°C

Humidity 41%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.09 in
Dewpoint 54°F (12°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index79°F (26°C)
Last update 18 Jul 2:15 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Merrimac VA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 86. Northwest wind around 7 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 86 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 59 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Patchy fog before 9am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph in the morning.

    Patchy Fog
    then Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 81 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 62 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Southeast wind 3 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Slight Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 80 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 63 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, then showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  High near 80. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Showers
    Likely then
    T-storms

    High: 80 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a chance of showers.  Low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    T-storms

    Low: 63 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Showers
    Likely then
    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 79 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Sunny, with a high near 86. Northwest wind around 7 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 59. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Thursday
Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph in the morning.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Friday
A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Southeast wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, then showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. High near 80. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Saturday Night
Showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a chance of showers. Low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Sunday
Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
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Point Forecast:
Merrimac VA
 37.2°N 80.41°W (Elev. 2096 ft)
2:30 pm EDT Jul 18, 2018
2pm EDT Jul 18, 2018-6pm EDT Jul 24, 2018
 
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