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Severe weather possible for parts of central Plains, mid-Atlantic to New England

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a Slight Risk of severe thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and evening across parts of the central Plains, from northwestern Kansas to southwestern Nebraska and extreme northeastern Colorado, as well across parts of the mid-Atlantic and eastern New England. Isolated strong to severe storms are possible in areas surrounding the Slight Risk areas.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Springfield - Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (KSPI)

Lat: 39.85°NLon: 89.68°WElev: 587ft.

Overcast

79°F

26°C

Humidity 60%
Wind Speed NW 5 mph
Barometer 30.03 in (1016.5 mb)
Dewpoint 64°F (18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index81°F (27°C)
Last update 4 Aug 12:52 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Springfield IL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Light west northwest wind.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 82 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Calm wind.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 65 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. East southeast wind 3 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 82 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. East southeast wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 67 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. East wind around 7 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 81 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 64 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 83.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 83 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 65 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 83.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 83 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Light west northwest wind.
Tonight
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Calm wind.
Wednesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. East southeast wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. East southeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. East wind around 7 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 84.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
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Point Forecast:
Springfield IL
 39.78°N 89.63°W (Elev. 600 ft)
11:42 am CDT Aug 4, 2015
1pm CDT Aug 4, 2015-6pm CDT Aug 10, 2015
 
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