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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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89°F

32°C

Humidity 53%
Wind Speed W 8 mph
Barometer 29.94 in (1013.6 mb)
Dewpoint 70°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 94°F (34°C)
Last update on 18 Apr 3:53 pm EDT

Current conditions at

Winter Havens Gilbert Airport (KGIF)

Lat: 28.06°N Lon: 81.76°W Elev: 141ft.

For More Weather Information:

Tampa Bay, FL Local Forecast Office

Polk City FL

7 Day Forecast

  • Late
    Afternoon

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    High: 88 °F

  • Tonight

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 71 °F

  • Sunday

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    High: 88 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 71 °F

  • Monday

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    High: 84 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

    Slight Chc
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 68 °F

  • Tuesday

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    High: 84 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Chance Showers Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 67 °F

  • Wednesday

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    High: 82 °F

Detailed Forecast

Late Afternoon
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. West wind around 9 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. West northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 88. Light south southwest wind increasing to 6 to 11 mph in the morning. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. West wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. South southwest wind 7 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. West wind 3 to 5 mph.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.
Wednesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Light and variable wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87.

ABOUT THIS FORECAST

Point Forecast: Polk City FL
 28.18°N 81.81°W (Elev. 148 ft)
Last Update: 2:18 pm EDT Apr 18, 2015
Forecast Valid: 5pm EDT Apr 18, 2015-6pm EDT Apr 25, 2015
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