Active Week Of Severe Weather Possible Over Portions Of The Plains

Severe thunderstorms will be possible over portions of the Plains each afternoon and evening this week. The main threats with these storms are expected to be large hail, damaging winds, and a few tornadoes. Locally heavy rainfall could pose a risk for some flooding concerns particularly over portions of the Great Plains and Mississippi Valley.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Ames, Ames Municipal Airport (KAMW)

Lat: 41.99°NLon: 93.62°WElev: 945ft.

Fair

58°F

14°C

Humidity 93%
Wind Speed N 7 mph
Barometer 29.87 in (1010.7 mb)
Dewpoint 56°F (13°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 26 May 5:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Ames IA

  • Today

    Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 85. South southeast wind 3 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Mostly Sunny
    then
    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 85 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 9pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind around 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    Heavy Rain

    Low: 64 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. South southeast wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.  New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 79 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind 6 to 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 64 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. South wind 7 to 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 78 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 60 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 81 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 61 °F

  • Memorial
    Day

    Memorial Day: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 82 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. South southeast wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 9pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Friday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. South southeast wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Friday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind 6 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Saturday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. South wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Memorial Day
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Monday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Wednesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78.
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Point Forecast:
Ames IA
 42.02°N 93.62°W
6:03 am CDT May 26, 2016
6am CDT May 26, 2016-6pm CDT Jun 1, 2016
 
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