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Marginal to slight risk of severe weather Sunday for the Midwest and central Plains

Scattered strong to severe storms with hail and damaging winds are expected this afternoon and evening across portions of the Midwest. A Marginal Risk area is highlighted around a Slight Risk area and extends into portions of the central Plains.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Ames, Ames Municipal Airport (KAMW)

Lat: 41.99°NLon: 93.62°WElev: 945ft.

Fair

79°F

26°C

Humidity 52%
Wind Speed S 12 G 20 mph
Barometer 29.79 in (1008.0 mb)
Dewpoint 60°F (16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index80°F (27°C)
Last update 3 May 1:53 pm CDT

Extended Forecast

  • This
    Afternoon

    Breezy

    Breezy

    High: 84 °F

  • Tonight

    Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 80%

    Thunderstorms

    Low: 57 °F

  • Monday

    Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

    Thunderstorms
    Likely

    High: 69 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

    Thunderstorms
    Likely

    Low: 54 °F

  • Tuesday

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    High: 76 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 60 °F

  • Wednesday

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    High: 76 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 61 °F

  • Thursday

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    High: 76 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Sunny, with a high near 84. Breezy, with a south wind around 18 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 3am. Low around 57. South wind 6 to 13 mph becoming north after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Monday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. East northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a low around 54. East northeast wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tuesday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. South wind 9 to 11 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Wednesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Breezy.
Wednesday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Breezy.
Thursday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Windy.
Thursday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76.
Friday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Saturday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles SSE McCallsburg IA
 42.13°N 93.36°W
1:27 pm CDT May 3, 2015
3pm CDT May 3, 2015-6pm CDT May 9, 2015
 
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