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Severe thunderstorms possible for central and southern Plains Wednesday

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening from central Texas northward to southern Nebraska. Very large hail is the main threat, although damaging winds and a tornado or two cannot be ruled out.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Wausau, Wausau Downtown Airport (KAUW)

Lat: 44.93°NLon: 89.63°WElev: 1201ft.

Fair

72°F

22°C

Humidity 61%
Wind Speed E 13 mph
Barometer 30.04 in (1017.6 mb)
Dewpoint 58°F (14°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 6 May 4:54 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Wausau WISimilar City Names

  • Tonight

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 57 °F

  • Thursday

    Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

    Thunderstorms
    Likely

    High: 79 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

    Thunderstorms
    Likely

    Low: 61 °F

  • Friday

    Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

    Slight Chc
    Thunderstorms

    High: 73 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Slight Chance Showers Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

    Slight Chc
    Showers

    Low: 50 °F

  • Saturday

    Slight Chance Showers Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

    Slight Chc
    Showers

    High: 64 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Mostly Cloudy

    Mostly
    Cloudy

    Low: 45 °F

  • Sunday

    Chance Showers

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 58 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Showers Likely

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 44 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11pm. Areas of fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Southeast wind 6 to 10 mph.
Thursday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 4pm and 5pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5pm. Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. South wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 7pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 7pm and 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Friday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Southwest wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. West northwest wind around 9 mph becoming north northeast after midnight.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of showers before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 64.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45.
Sunday
A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 58.
Sunday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Monday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a high near 56.
Monday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Tuesday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
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Point Forecast:
Wausau WISimilar City Names
 44.95°N 89.65°W (Elev. 1223 ft)
3:55 pm CDT May 6, 2015
6pm CDT May 6, 2015-6pm CDT May 13, 2015
 
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