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Strong to severe thunderstorms with heavy rain to continue across the central and southern Plains

Periods of strong to severe thunderstorms will continue across a wide area of the central to southern Plains through Friday. Locally heavy rain can be expected over saturated ground, with areas of flooding and flash flooding. A few of the storms will also produce hail and strong gusty winds, with an isolated tornado or two possible.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Sparta Community-Hunter Field Airport (KSAR)

Lat: 38.15°NLon: 89.7°WElev: 528ft.

Mostly Cloudy

77°F

25°C

Humidity 76%
Wind Speed S 9 mph
Barometer 30.07 in
Dewpoint 69°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index79°F (26°C)
Last update 29 May 11:15 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles NW Sparta IL

  • This
    Afternoon

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    High: 82 °F

  • Tonight

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 68 °F

  • Saturday

    Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

    Thunderstorms
    Likely

    High: 78 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 55 °F

  • Sunday

    Slight Chance Showers Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

    Slight Chc
    Showers

    High: 69 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Mostly Cloudy

    Mostly
    Cloudy

    Low: 57 °F

  • Monday

    Partly Sunny

    Partly
    Sunny

    High: 74 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 61 °F

  • Tuesday

    Mostly Sunny

    Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 79 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. South wind around 10 mph.
Tonight
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind 7 to 9 mph.
Saturday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Saturday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 55. North wind around 8 mph.
Sunday
A slight chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 69. North wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near 74.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles NW Sparta IL
 38.18°N 89.77°W (Elev. 459 ft)
10:27 am CDT May 29, 2015
12pm CDT May 29, 2015-6pm CDT Jun 4, 2015
 
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