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Heat continues across parts of central, eastern U.S.

Higher-than-normal temperatures will continue across parts of the central and eastern U.S. on Thursday with afternoon highs reaching 20-25 degrees above normal for some locations. One of the warmest areas will be the northern Plains, where high temperatures could reach 100 degrees. Remember to limit time spent outside during excessive heat and take proper precautions to avoid heat-related illness.
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Current conditions at

Columbus/West Point/Starkville, Golden Triangle Regional Airport (KGTR)

Lat: 33.45°NLon: 88.58°WElev: 266ft.

Mostly Cloudy

90°F

32°C

Humidity 52%
Wind Speed N 5 mph
Barometer 30.01 in
Dewpoint 70°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index96°F (36°C)
Last update 3 Sep 11:46 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles SSE Ackerman MS

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. North wind around 5 mph becoming west.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 92 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 70 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 99. Calm wind becoming north northeast around 5 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 94 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 70 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 92 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 70 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming east southeast around 5 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 92 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 70 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming east southeast around 5 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 91 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. North wind around 5 mph becoming west.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 99. Calm wind becoming north northeast around 5 mph.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming east southeast around 5 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Labor Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming east southeast around 5 mph.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles SSE Ackerman MS
 33.27°N 89.13°W
11:15 am CDT Sep 3, 2015
12pm CDT Sep 3, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 9, 2015
 
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