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Heavy rain could bring flash flooding to parts of southern Plains

Showers and thunderstorms associated with a slow-moving frontal system will bring heavy rainfall to parts of the southern Plains and mid-Mississippi Valley, which could result in flash flooding. The heaviest rainfall is expected across parts of northern Texas and southern Oklahoma. Some locations could see rainfall rates of up to 2 inches per hour.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

The Villages (KVVG)

Lat: 28.97°NLon: 81.97°WElev: 89ft.

N/A

Humidity NA
Wind Speed SE 6 mph
Barometer 30.05 in
Dewpoint N/A
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 7 Jul 5:50 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

5 Miles NW Altoona FL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then isolated showers between 10pm and 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 73. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Scattered
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 73 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 8 mph in the morning.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 93 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. East wind around 6 mph becoming calm.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 74 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm.  Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 95. Heat index values as high as 100. Southeast wind 3 to 5 mph.

    Sunny then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 95 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind 3 to 8 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Mostly Clear

    Low: 74 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 94 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 76.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 76 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 96.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 96 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 77.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 77 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then isolated showers between 10pm and 11pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 73. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 8 mph in the morning.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. East wind around 6 mph becoming calm.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 95. Heat index values as high as 100. Southeast wind 3 to 5 mph.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind 3 to 8 mph.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 76.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 96.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 77.
Sunday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 96.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78.
Monday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 94. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75.
Tuesday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92.
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Point Forecast:
5 Miles NW Altoona FL
 29.11°N 81.66°W
5:15 pm EDT Jul 7, 2015
6pm EDT Jul 7, 2015-6pm EDT Jul 14, 2015
 
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