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Severe weather possible from central Plains to Gulf Coast; Heavy rain for Gulf Coast

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms Saturday from the central Plains and mid-Missouri valley southward across Texas and eastward across the Gulf Coastal states. These thunderstorms will be capable of producing hail and locally damaging winds. In addition heavy rain could lead to flash flooding along the Gulf Coast where Flash Flood Watches are in effect.
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Fair

14°C

57°F

Humidity 33%
Wind Speed N 9 km/h
Barometer 30.04 in
Dewpoint -2°C (28°F)
Visibility 16 km
Last update on 18 Apr 2:15 am CDT

Current conditions at

Mankato, Mankato Regional Airport (KMKT)

Lat: 44.22°N Lon: 93.92°W Elev: 1020ft.

For More Weather Information:

Twin Cities/Chanhassen, MN Local Forecast Office

Mapleton MN

7 Day Forecast

  • Overnight

    Partly Cloudy

    Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 10 °C

  • Saturday

    Showers Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 21 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Showers Chance for Measurable Precipitation 80%

    Showers

    Low: 12 °C

  • Sunday

    Showers Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 15 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Decreasing Clouds

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    Low: 3 °C

  • Monday

    Chance Rain Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

    Chance
    Rain

    High: 8 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Slight Chance Rain/Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

    Slight Chc
    Rain/Snow

    Low: 1 °C

  • Tuesday

    Slight Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 10%

    Slight Chc
    Snow

    High: 11 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 1 °C

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 10. East wind around 10 km/h.
Saturday
A chance of showers before 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 1pm and 3pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 21. East southeast wind 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 20 to 25 km/h in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 40 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 12. Southeast wind around 25 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 cm possible.
Sunday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 15. South wind 20 to 25 km/h becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between 5 and 7.5 mm possible.
Sunday Night
Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 3. Northwest wind 25 to 30 km/h, with gusts as high as 40 km/h.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 8. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 25 to 30 km/h increasing to 35 to 40 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 55 km/h.
Monday Night
A slight chance of rain before 4am, then a slight chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 1. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 30 to 35 km/h decreasing to 20 to 25 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 50 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday
A slight chance of snow. Mostly sunny, with a high near 11. Breezy, with a northwest wind 25 to 30 km/h increasing to 30 to 35 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 50 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 1. Northwest wind 20 to 25 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h after midnight.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 12. North northwest wind 15 to 25 km/h.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -2. North northwest wind 20 to 25 km/h decreasing to 10 to 15 km/h after midnight.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 12. North wind 10 to 15 km/h.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 0. North northeast wind around 15 km/h.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 12. North northeast wind 15 to 20 km/h.

ABOUT THIS FORECAST

Point Forecast: Mapleton MN
 43.93°N 93.95°W (Elev. 310 m)
Last Update: 1:43 am CDT Apr 18, 2015
Forecast Valid: 3am CDT Apr 18, 2015-6pm CDT Apr 24, 2015
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