Hot temperatures in the Southwest U.S.

Heat is building once again into the Southwest. Temperatures over 100 degrees can be expected in the Desert Southwest through most of this week. Temperatures over 100 will also expand to the Intermountain West on Tuesday.
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Current conditions at

Ames, Ames Municipal Airport (KAMW)

Lat: 41.99°NLon: 93.62°WElev: 945ft.

Fair

67°F

19°C

Humidity 73%
Wind Speed N 7 mph
Barometer 30.18 in (1021.2 mb)
Dewpoint 58°F (14°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 28 Jun 12:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Ames IA

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly clear, with a low around 58. North wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 58 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 78. North wind 5 to 7 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 78 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm  after midnight.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 57 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the morning.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    High: 78 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. South southwest wind around 6 mph.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 62 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, 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

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Mostly Clear

    Low: 59 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 80.

    Sunny

    High: 80 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 58 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly clear, with a low around 58. North wind 6 to 8 mph.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 78. North wind 5 to 7 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 57. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Wednesday
Increasing clouds, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the morning.
Wednesday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. South southwest wind around 6 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 80.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 79.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Independence Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
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Point Forecast:
Ames IA
 42.02°N 93.62°W
11:17 pm CDT Jun 27, 2016
1am CDT Jun 28, 2016-6pm CDT Jul 4, 2016
 
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