Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain for portions of the southern U.S.

A storm system will produce scattered severe thunderstorms and locally heavy rain stretching from the Southern Plains to the Gulf Coast and lower Miss. Valley on Friday. Large hail, locally damaging winds and flash flooding will be the main threats. This activity will continue into Saturday.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Winter Havens Gilbert Airport (KGIF)

Lat: 28.06°NLon: 81.76°WElev: 141ft.

Fair

76°F

24°C

Humidity 79%
Wind Speed E 3 mph
Barometer 30.04 in (1017.1 mb)
Dewpoint 69°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index77°F (25°C)
Last update 29 Apr 8:53 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Polk City FL

  • Today

    Today: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    Showers

    High: 91 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. North northeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming east after midnight.  New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 70 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Southeast wind 3 to 8 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 91 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. East southeast wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 69 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Southeast wind around 7 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 90 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Southeast wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 69 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Light southeast wind.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 90 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Light and variable wind.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 70 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Light southeast wind.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 89 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind. 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 before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. North northeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming east after midnight. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Southeast wind 3 to 8 mph.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. East southeast wind 5 to 8 mph.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Southeast wind around 7 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Southeast wind 3 to 6 mph.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Light southeast wind.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Light and variable wind.
Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Light southeast wind.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Wednesday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
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Point Forecast:
Polk City FL
 28.18°N 81.81°W (Elev. 148 ft)
9:07 am EDT Apr 29, 2016
9am EDT Apr 29, 2016-6pm EDT May 5, 2016
 
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