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Severe thunderstorms possible for central and southern Plains Wednesday

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening from central Texas northward to southern Nebraska. Very large hail is the main threat, although damaging winds and a tornado or two cannot be ruled out.
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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

81°F

27°C

Humidity 42%
Wind Speed SE 9 mph
Barometer 30.15 in
Dewpoint 55°F (13°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index81°F (27°C)
Last update 6 May 11:50 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles SSW Columbus MS

  • This
    Afternoon

    Mostly Sunny

    Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 83 °F

  • Tonight

    Mostly Clear

    Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 61 °F

  • Thursday

    Mostly Sunny

    Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 87 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Mostly Clear

    Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 62 °F

  • Friday

    Sunny

    Sunny

    High: 87 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Mostly Clear

    Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 64 °F

  • Saturday

    Partly Sunny

    Partly
    Sunny

    High: 85 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Mostly Cloudy

    Mostly
    Cloudy

    Low: 65 °F

  • Sunday

    Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

    Slight Chc
    Thunderstorms

    High: 84 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 61. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. South southeast wind around 5 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 62. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 87. South wind around 5 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 64. South southeast wind around 5 mph.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind around 5 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind around 5 mph.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind around 5 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Monday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82.
Monday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles SSW Columbus MS
 33.47°N 88.42°W
12:16 pm CDT May 6, 2015
1pm CDT May 6, 2015-6pm CDT May 12, 2015
 
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