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Severe weather possible for parts of Midwest and central, southern Plains

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms Monday afternoon and evening across parts of the central Plains and Midwest, from central Kansas to west-central Illinois, as well as across parts of the southern Plains, from West Texas to southeastern New Mexico. Large hail and damaging winds will be the main threats.
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Current conditions at

Artesia, Artesia Municipal Airport (KATS)

Lat: 32.85°NLon: 104.47°WElev: 3540ft.

Mostly Cloudy

75°F

24°C

Humidity 50%
Wind Speed SE 9 G 16 mph
Barometer 29.93 in
Dewpoint 55°F (13°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 4 May 1:55 pm MDT

Extended Forecast

  • This
    Afternoon

    Severe Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

    Severe
    Thunderstorms

    High: 81 °F

  • Tonight

    Severe Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

    Severe
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 54 °F

  • Tuesday

    Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

    Slight Chc
    Thunderstorms

    High: 83 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Mostly Clear

    Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 51 °F

  • Wednesday

    Sunny

    Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Mostly Clear

    Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 52 °F

  • Thursday

    Sunny

    Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Mostly Clear

    Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 53 °F

  • Friday

    Sunny

    Sunny

    High: 83 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some storms could be severe, with large hail and damaging winds. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. South wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some storms could be severe, with large hail, damaging winds, and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. South wind 15 to 20 mph becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 51. Southwest wind 15 to 25 mph decreasing to 5 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 52.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 84.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 53.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 83.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 52.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 80.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 49.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 81.
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Point Forecast:
Artesia Municipal Airport NM
 32.85°N 104.46°W (Elev. 3533 ft)
5:28 am MDT May 4, 2015
3pm MDT May 4, 2015-6pm MDT May 10, 2015
 
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