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Very Heavy Rainfall and High Risk Flood Event in the South-Central U.S.

Thunderstorms, some severe, will continue to produce tremendously heavy rainfall over the same areas through the day today. The area with the greatest potential for excessive rainfall includes Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri. Very heavy rains will extend broadly from the Southern Plains to the Upper Midwest. Life threatening flash flooding is expected with these storms. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Ames, Ames Municipal Airport (KAMW)

Lat: 41.99°NLon: 93.62°WElev: 945ft.

Light Rain Fog/Mist

43°F

6°C

Humidity 86%
Wind Speed NE 15 mph
Barometer 30.16 in (1021.6 mb)
Dewpoint 39°F (4°C)
Visibility 6.00 mi
Wind Chill36°F (2°C)
Last update 29 Apr 12:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Ames IA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Showers.  High near 45. Breezy, with a northeast wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Showers and
    Breezy

    High: 45 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 4am.  Patchy fog after 1am. Low around 38. Breezy, with a northeast wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Chance
    Showers and
    Breezy then
    Showers and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 38 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Rain and possibly a thunderstorm.  Patchy fog. High near 48. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    Rain and
    Patchy Fog

    High: 48 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Rain likely.  Patchy fog before 10pm.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 41. East wind 5 to 13 mph becoming south after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Rain Likely
    and Patchy
    Fog

    Low: 41 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Rain likely, mainly before 1pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 47. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 13 to 18 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Rain Likely
    and Breezy

    High: 47 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Breezy.

    Mostly Cloudy
    and Breezy
    then Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 37 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 61 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 40 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 62.

    Partly Sunny
    then Chance
    Showers

    High: 62 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Showers. High near 45. Breezy, with a northeast wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Tonight
Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 4am. Patchy fog after 1am. Low around 38. Breezy, with a northeast wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Sunday
Rain and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog. High near 48. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Sunday Night
Rain likely. Patchy fog before 10pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 41. East wind 5 to 13 mph becoming south after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Monday
Rain likely, mainly before 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 47. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 13 to 18 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Breezy.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 62.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 43.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 66.
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Point Forecast:
Ames IA
 42.02°N 93.62°W
9:48 am CDT Apr 29, 2017
1pm CDT Apr 29, 2017-6pm CDT May 5, 2017
 
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