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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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Current conditions at

Iowa City, Iowa City Municipal Airport (KIOW)

Lat: 41.63°NLon: 91.54°WElev: 666ft.

A Few Clouds

68°F

20°C

Humidity 65%
Wind Speed E 5 mph
Barometer 30.03 in (1016.6 mb)
Dewpoint 56°F (13°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 5 Aug 6:52 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

West Branch IA

  • Today

    Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 81 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. East wind around 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 61 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 82 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    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: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 82.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 82 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 67 °F

  • Sunday

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

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 83 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. East wind around 5 mph.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
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
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82.
Saturday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Sunday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Monday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 82.
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Point Forecast:
West Branch IA
 41.66°N 91.35°W (Elev. 797 ft)
7:00 am CDT Aug 5, 2015
7am CDT Aug 5, 2015-6pm CDT Aug 11, 2015
 
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