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Isolated Severe Thunderstorms Will Continue

Isolated severe thunderstorms will continue from Minnesota to southwestern Kansas and vicinity. Within that swath, the most probable area for greater concentrations of severe weather is from eastern Nebraska across parts of Iowa. A marginal risk for severe thunderstorms also exists over eastern New England.
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Current conditions at

Ruston, Ruston Regional Airport (KRSN)

Lat: 32.51°NLon: 92.59°WElev: 312ft.

Mostly Cloudy

96°F

36°C

Humidity 41%
Wind Speed SW 3 mph
Barometer 30.08 in
Dewpoint 69°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index101°F (38°C)
Last update 29 Jul 12:55 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

6 Miles SW Chatham LA

Heat Advisory until Wednesday 07:00pm
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Heat Advisory
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    Heat Advisory until Wednesday 07:00pm

    NOW until
    7:00pm Wed

    Heat Advisory

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 99. Heat index values as high as 107. Calm wind.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 99 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. Calm wind.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 76 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm.  Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 99. Heat index values as high as 108. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the morning.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 99 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light  in the evening.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 75 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Hot

    High: 97 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 73 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 96.

    Hot

    High: 96 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 72.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 72 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 99. Heat index values as high as 107. Calm wind.
Tonight
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. Calm wind.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 99. Heat index values as high as 108. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the morning.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light in the evening.
Friday
Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.
Saturday
Sunny and hot, with a high near 96.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 72.
Sunday
Sunny and hot, with a high near 98.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 73.
Monday
Sunny and hot, with a high near 99.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 74.
Tuesday
Sunny and hot, with a high near 101.
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Point Forecast:
6 Miles SW Chatham LA
 32.25°N 92.54°W (Elev. 194 ft)
12:15 pm CDT Jul 29, 2015
1pm CDT Jul 29, 2015-6pm CDT Aug 4, 2015
 
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