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Severe Storms Possible into this Evening

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has an enhanced risk of severe weather in portions of the Great Lakes and Midwest today. The area of greatest concern is in Michigan, southeast Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and northern Indiana. The primary risks for this area will be damaging winds and large hail, but an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.
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Current conditions at

Fort Smith, Fort Smith Regional Airport (KFSM)

Lat: 35.33°NLon: 94.37°WElev: 466ft.

Partly Cloudy

94°F

34°C

Humidity 33%
Wind Speed NE 7 mph
Barometer 29.89 in (1011.6 mb)
Dewpoint 61°F (16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index94°F (34°C)
Last update 2 Aug 4:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Fort Smith AR

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 72. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 72 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 97. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 97 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. East wind around 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 75 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 99. Heat index values as high as 104. East wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 99 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 76 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 96. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 96 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 75 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 97. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 97 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 76 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 72. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 97. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. East wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 99. Heat index values as high as 104. East wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 96. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 97. Southwest wind around 5 mph.
Thursday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming southeast after midnight.
Friday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 94. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Friday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. East wind around 5 mph.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. East wind around 5 mph.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. East wind around 5 mph.
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Point Forecast:
Fort Smith AR
 35.36°N 94.39°W
4:55 pm CDT Aug 2, 2015
5pm CDT Aug 2, 2015-6pm CDT Aug 9, 2015
 
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