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Remnants of Erika bringing heavy rain to Florida

Tropical moisture associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika will produce heavy rain across parts of Florida on Monday, creating the potential for flash flooding. Flood Watches and Warnings are in effect for parts of the state. Heavy rain could also lead to flash flooding across parts of the Carolinas. Remember, if you see a flooded roadway, Turn Around, Don't Drown!
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Current conditions at

Ames, Ames Municipal Airport (KAMW)

Lat: 41.99°NLon: 93.62°WElev: 945ft.

Fair with Haze

78°F

26°C

Humidity 85%
Wind Speed S 6 mph
Barometer 30.00 in (1015.0 mb)
Dewpoint 73°F (23°C)
Visibility 6.00 mi
Heat Index80°F (27°C)
Last update 31 Aug 10:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NE Ames Municipal Airport IA

  • Today

    Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind 6 to 11 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 83 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind 3 to 7 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 65 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 87. Light south wind becoming south southwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

    Sunny

    High: 87 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind around 8 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. South wind 6 to 13 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 86 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 67 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 86 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 69 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 87 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind 6 to 11 mph.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind 3 to 7 mph.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 87. Light south wind becoming south southwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind around 8 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. South wind 6 to 13 mph.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Sunday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles NE Ames Municipal Airport IA
 42°N 93.59°W
10:41 am CDT Aug 31, 2015
11am CDT Aug 31, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 6, 2015
 
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