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Severe Storms Possible into this Evening

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has an enhanced risk of severe weather in portions of the Great Lakes and Midwest today. The area of greatest concern is in Michigan, southeast Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and northern Indiana. The primary risks for this area will be damaging winds and large hail, but an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Topeka, Forbes Field (KFOE)

Lat: 38.94°NLon: 95.65°WElev: 1079ft.

Fair

80°F

27°C

Humidity 67%
Wind Speed SW 8 mph
Barometer 29.94 in (1012.7 mb)
Dewpoint 68°F (20°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index83°F (28°C)
Last update 2 Aug 8:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

6 Miles SSE Silver Lake KS

  • Today

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 94. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 94 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 71. South wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 71 °F

  • Monday

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

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 92 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 70 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 85 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 67 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 87.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 70 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 86.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny, with a high near 94. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 71. South wind around 5 mph.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. South wind around 5 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86.
Thursday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
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Point Forecast:
6 Miles SSE Silver Lake KS
 39.02°N 95.83°W
7:25 am CDT Aug 2, 2015
9am CDT Aug 2, 2015-6pm CDT Aug 8, 2015
 
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