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Afternoon and Evening Showers and Thunderstorms Continue Across Much of the Southwest

An active monsoon weather pattern will continue through Saturday across much of the southwestern U.S. Scattered afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms will bring locally excessive rainfall. Flash Flood Watches remain in effect for parts of the region. Some normally dry washes may have rapidly flowing water. Remember when encountering flooded roads: 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

64°F

18°C

Humidity 93%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.07 in (1017.2 mb)
Dewpoint 62°F (17°C)
Visibility 9.00 mi
Last update 31 Jul 10:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NE Ames Municipal Airport IA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 62. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph after midnight.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 62 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. West southwest wind 5 to 9 mph.

    Sunny then
    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 65 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. West southwest wind 8 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 85 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62. West southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light west.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 62 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 63 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 80.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 80 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 61 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 62. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph after midnight.
Saturday
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. West southwest wind 5 to 9 mph.
Saturday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. West southwest wind 8 to 10 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 62. West southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light west.
Monday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Monday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.
Tuesday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79.
Wednesday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Thursday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76.
Thursday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles NE Ames Municipal Airport IA
 42°N 93.59°W
10:56 pm CDT Jul 31, 2015
11pm CDT Jul 31, 2015-6pm CDT Aug 7, 2015
 
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