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Cold Front Slowly Moves East On Sunday

A slow moving cold front is cutting through the Central U.S today. Behind the cold front, unseasonably cold weather and high elevation snow is occurring. Ahead of the front, temperatures are more typical of mid-summer running 15 to 20 degrees above normal with some daily records expected. The front separating these extremes will be the focal point for locally heavy rain. Read More >

Current conditions at

Ames, Ames Municipal Airport (KAMW)

Lat: 41.99°NLon: 93.62°WElev: 945ft.

Fair

87°F

31°C

Humidity 50%
Wind Speed SW 10 mph
Barometer 29.97 in (1013.7 mb)
Dewpoint 66°F (19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index89°F (32°C)
Last update 24 Sep 11:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Ames IA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. South wind around 10 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 91 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. South southeast wind 3 to 7 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind 3 to 7 mph.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 83 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 62 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Cloudy, with a high near 72. West wind 3 to 8 mph.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 72 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 50 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 70.

    Sunny

    High: 70 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 48.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 48 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 73.

    Sunny

    High: 73 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. South wind around 10 mph.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. South southeast wind 3 to 7 mph.
Monday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind 3 to 7 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 72. West wind 3 to 8 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 70.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 48.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 73.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 43.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 67.
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Point Forecast:
Ames IA
 42.02°N 93.62°W
11:35 am CDT Sep 24, 2017
12pm CDT Sep 24, 2017-6pm CDT Sep 30, 2017
 
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