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Active weather from Northern Rockies to Upper Midwest

A storm system in the northern U.S. will bring a variety of weather across several states from the Northern Rockies to the Upper Midwest on Saturday. Several inches of early-season snow are forecast in the higher elevations of Idaho and western Montana. Locally-heavy rain will accompany strong thunderstorms in the northern Plains and Upper Midwest.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Punta Gorda, Charlotte County Airport (KPGD)

Lat: 26.92°NLon: 81.99°WElev: 23ft.

Fair

74°F

23°C

Humidity 100%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 29.99 in (1015.7 mb)
Dewpoint 74°F (23°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 5 Sep 12:53 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Punta Gorda, Charlotte County Airport FL

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. Calm wind.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 76 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 98. Calm wind becoming north northwest 5 to 7 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Isolated
    T-storms then
    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 92 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Light northeast wind.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 74 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 99. Northeast wind 3 to 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 91 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 74 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: Showers and thunderstorms likely after 8am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 88 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable  after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 75 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 89. South southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm  after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    Low: 76 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. Calm wind.
Saturday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 98. Calm wind becoming north northwest 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Light northeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 99. Northeast wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Labor Day
Showers and thunderstorms likely after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Monday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. South southwest wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday Night
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday Night
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Thursday Night
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
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Point Forecast:
Punta Gorda, Charlotte County Airport FL
 26.91°N 82°W (Elev. 7 ft)
3:44 pm EDT Sep 4, 2015
1am EDT Sep 5, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 11, 2015
 
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