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Heavy rain possible across parts of Midwest

A storm system moving across the central U.S. will bring showers and thunderstorms to parts of the Midwest on Friday, with the possibility of heavy rain and flash flooding for some locations. Remember, it takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away a small car. If you see a flooded roadway, Turn Around Don't Drown.
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Current conditions at

Cedar Rapids, The Eastern Iowa Airport (KCID)

Lat: 41.88°NLon: 91.71°WElev: 863ft.

Mostly Cloudy

68°F

20°C

Humidity 87%
Wind Speed SE 16 G 28 mph
Barometer 29.92 in (1012.9 mb)
Dewpoint 64°F (18°C)
Visibility 9.00 mi
Last update 28 Aug 4:52 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Cedar Rapids IA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  High near 69. Southeast wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Heavy Rain

    High: 69 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before midnight, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  Low around 64. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

    Heavy Rain

    Low: 64 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9am.  Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming north in the afternoon.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Sunny

    High: 77 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 62 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 82 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 64 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 87.

    Sunny

    High: 87 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 66 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 87 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. High near 69. Southeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before midnight, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Low around 64. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming north in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 64.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 87.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 66.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
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Point Forecast:
Cedar Rapids IA
 41.97°N 91.66°W (Elev. 732 ft)
5:00 pm CDT Aug 28, 2015
5pm CDT Aug 28, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 4, 2015
 
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