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Severe storms possible in Plains, Mid-Mississippi Valley

Severe thunderstorms will be possible Wednesday afternoon and evening across portions of the Central Plains and Mid-Mississippi River Valley. Large hail and damaging wind will be the main threats.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Fitchburg, Fitchburg Municipal Airport (KFIT)

Lat: 42.55°NLon: 71.76°WElev: 348ft.

Fair

60°F

16°C

Humidity 90%
Wind Speed NW 3 mph
Barometer 29.90 in (1012.5 mb)
Dewpoint 57°F (14°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 5 Aug 3:52 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Ashby MA

  • Today

    Today: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 1pm and 4pm. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Light west wind increasing to 6 to 11 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    Showers

    High: 82 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 56 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 78. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 78 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Calm wind.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 56 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Light and variable wind.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 76 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A slight chance of rain before 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Rain then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 57 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 74.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 74 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 57 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 76 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 1pm and 4pm. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Light west wind increasing to 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 56. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 78. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Calm wind.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Light and variable wind.
Friday Night
A slight chance of rain before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 74.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Monday
A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 77.
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Point Forecast:
Ashby MA
 42.68°N 71.8°W (Elev. 748 ft)
4:03 am EDT Aug 5, 2015
4am EDT Aug 5, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 11, 2015
 
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