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Flash flood threat forecast from southwestern Texas to the Appalachians on Wednesday

Heavy rainfall will be possible along a frontal boundary that will extend from Maine to far southwestern Texas on Wednesday. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches will be possible with some locations seeing 5 to 6 inches especially across the southern Plains. Flash flooding will be possible mainly from southwestern Texas to the central Appalachians. Remember: Turn Around, Don't Drown.
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Current conditions at

Ames, Ames Municipal Airport (KAMW)

Lat: 41.99°NLon: 93.62°WElev: 945ft.

Fair

54°F

12°C

Humidity 90%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.11 in (1019.2 mb)
Dewpoint 51°F (11°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 8 Jul 12:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Ames IA

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. East northeast wind around 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 54 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 70. East southeast wind 6 to 9 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 70 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. East southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 54 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 76 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Southeast wind around 7 mph.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 61 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 81 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 67 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 85.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 85 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 70 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. East northeast wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 70. East southeast wind 6 to 9 mph.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. East southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Southeast wind around 7 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 88.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
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Point Forecast:
Ames IA
 42.02°N 93.62°W
10:41 pm CDT Jul 7, 2015
1am CDT Jul 8, 2015-6pm CDT Jul 14, 2015
 
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