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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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Current conditions at

China Lake, Naval Air Facility (KNID)

Lat: 35.68639°NLon: 117.69°WElev: 2283ft.

A Few Clouds

100°F

38°C

Humidity 5%
Wind Speed SSW 20 G 26 MPH
Barometer 29.78 in (1006.0 mb)
Dewpoint 19°F (-7°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index94°F (34°C)
Last update 07 Jul 4:56 pm PDT
Extended Forecast for

27 Miles ESE Ridgecrest CA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall.  Mostly sunny, with a steady temperature around 94. Southwest wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

    Severe
    Thunderstorms

    High: 94 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall.  Mostly clear, with a low around 70. Southwest wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

    Severe
    Thunderstorms
    then Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 70 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 91. Southwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 91 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. Breezy, with a southwest wind 18 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    and Breezy
    then Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 64 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 62 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 87.

    Sunny

    High: 87 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 64 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 91.

    Sunny

    High: 91 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall. Mostly sunny, with a steady temperature around 94. Southwest wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Tonight
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall. Mostly clear, with a low around 70. Southwest wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 91. Southwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 64. Breezy, with a southwest wind 18 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 87.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 64.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 91.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 67.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 93.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 68.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 95.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 70.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 95.
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Point Forecast:
27 Miles ESE Ridgecrest CA
 35.48°N 117.21°W (Elev. 3291 ft)
1:48 pm PDT Jul 7, 2015
5pm PDT Jul 7, 2015-6pm PDT Jul 14, 2015
 
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