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Heavy rain could bring flash flooding to parts of southern Plains

Showers and thunderstorms associated with a slow-moving frontal system will bring heavy rainfall to parts of the southern Plains and mid-Mississippi Valley, which could result in flash flooding. The heaviest rainfall is expected across parts of northern Texas and southern Oklahoma. Some locations could see rainfall rates of up to 2 inches per hour.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Columbus, Port Columbus International Airport (KCMH)

Lat: 40°NLon: 82.88°WElev: 814ft.

Mostly Cloudy

82°F

28°C

Humidity 67%
Wind Speed S 14 mph
Barometer 29.96 in (1013.7 mb)
Dewpoint 70°F (21°C)
Visibility 7.00 mi
Heat Index86°F (30°C)
Last update 7 Jul 12:51 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles SSW Columbus OH

    • This
      Afternoon

      This Afternoon: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Southwest wind around 14 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

      Heavy Rain

      High: 86 °F

    • Tonight

      Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall.  Low around 68. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

      Heavy Rain

      Low: 68 °F

    • Wednesday

      Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 10am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall.  Cloudy, with a high near 74. Northeast wind 6 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

      Heavy Rain

      High: 74 °F

    • Wednesday
      Night

      Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm  after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

      Chance
      T-storms

      Low: 66 °F

    • Thursday

      Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 11am and noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. South wind 7 to 11 mph becoming west in the afternoon.  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: 79 °F

    • Thursday
      Night

      Thursday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

      Slight Chance
      T-storms

      Low: 65 °F

    • Friday

      Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

      Chance
      T-storms

      High: 81 °F

    • Friday
      Night

      Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

      Chance
      T-storms

      Low: 67 °F

    • Saturday

      Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

      Chance
      T-storms

      High: 85 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Southwest wind around 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 68. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Wednesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 10am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Cloudy, with a high near 74. Northeast wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 11am and noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. South wind 7 to 11 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles SSW Columbus OH
 39.96°N 83°W (Elev. 771 ft)
11:44 am EDT Jul 7, 2015
1pm EDT Jul 7, 2015-6pm EDT Jul 13, 2015
 
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