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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

Springfield - Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (KSPI)

Lat: 39.85°NLon: 89.68°WElev: 587ft.

Fair

85°F

29°C

Humidity 30%
Wind Speed S 16 G 24 mph
Barometer 30.02 in (1016.0 mb)
Dewpoint 50°F (10°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index83°F (28°C)
Last update 6 May 5:52 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Springfield IL

  • Tonight

    Partly Cloudy

    Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 65 °F

  • Thursday

    Isolated Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

    Isolated
    Thunderstorms

    High: 85 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 66 °F

  • Friday

    Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

    Thunderstorms
    Likely

    High: 83 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 65 °F

  • Saturday

    Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

    Thunderstorms
    Likely

    High: 79 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

    Thunderstorms
    Likely

    Low: 63 °F

  • Sunday

    Chance Thunderstorms

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    High: 80 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Thunderstorms Likely

    Thunderstorms
    Likely

    Low: 63 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. South southeast wind around 9 mph.
Thursday
Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 17 mph.
Friday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. South wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Friday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Saturday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80.
Sunday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Monday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 64.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.
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Point Forecast:
Springfield IL
 39.8°N 89.66°W (Elev. 600 ft)
3:57 pm CDT May 6, 2015
7pm CDT May 6, 2015-6pm CDT May 13, 2015
 
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