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Severe weather possible for parts of Midwest, New England

There is a Slight Risk of severe thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and evening across parts of the Midwest, from eastern Nebraska across northern Missouri and much of Iowa and into extreme western Illinois. A Marginal Risk of severe thunderstorms extends from southwestern Kansas to northern Minnesota and Lake Superior, as well as across parts of New England.
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Current conditions at

Cedar Rapids, The Eastern Iowa Airport (KCID)

Lat: 41.88°NLon: 91.71°WElev: 863ft.

Thunderstorm in Vicinity Light Rain

76°F

24°C

Humidity 94%
Wind Speed SW 9 mph
Barometer 29.90 in (1011.9 mb)
Dewpoint 74°F (23°C)
Visibility 9.00 mi
Heat Index76°F (24°C)
Last update 28 Jul 4:52 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NW Cedar Rapids IA

Flash Flood Watch until Wednesday 07:00am
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Flash Flood Watch
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    Flash Flood Watch until Wednesday 07:00am

    NOW until
    7:00am Wed

    Flash Flood Watch

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 81. Southwest wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Heavy Rain

    High: 81 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  Low around 67. South wind around 5 mph becoming northwest after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

    Heavy Rain

    Low: 67 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 7am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall.  Sunny, with a high near 82. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 10%.

    Heavy Rain
    then Sunny

    High: 82 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 60 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 86.

    Sunny

    High: 86 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

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

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 64 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 86.

    Sunny

    High: 86 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 61 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 81. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Low around 67. South wind around 5 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Wednesday
Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 7am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Sunny, with a high near 82. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 60. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 86.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 64.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 86.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 61.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 83.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles NW Cedar Rapids IA
 42°N 91.69°W (Elev. 748 ft)
5:00 pm CDT Jul 28, 2015
5pm CDT Jul 28, 2015-6pm CDT Aug 4, 2015
 
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