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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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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Springfield - Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (KSPI)

Lat: 39.85°NLon: 89.68°WElev: 587ft.

Overcast

68°F

20°C

Humidity 87%
Wind Speed N 12 mph
Barometer 29.99 in (1014.9 mb)
Dewpoint 64°F (18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 7 Jul 11:52 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles NE Athens IL

    • This
      Afternoon

      This Afternoon: Isolated showers before 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. North northeast wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 16 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

      Isolated
      Showers

      High: 73 °F

    • Tonight

      Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. East northeast wind 5 to 8 mph.

      Mostly Cloudy

      Low: 56 °F

    • Wednesday

      Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 71. East wind around 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

      T-storms
      Likely

      High: 71 °F

    • Wednesday
      Night

      Wednesday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 63. East wind around 8 mph becoming west northwest after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

      T-storms
      Likely

      Low: 63 °F

    • Thursday

      Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

      Mostly Cloudy

      High: 78 °F

    • Thursday
      Night

      Thursday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

      T-storms
      Likely

      Low: 67 °F

    • Friday

      Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 86.

      Chance
      T-storms

      High: 86 °F

    • Friday
      Night

      Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.

      Partly Cloudy

      Low: 70 °F

    • Saturday

      Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.

      Mostly Sunny

      High: 90 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Isolated showers before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. North northeast wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. East northeast wind 5 to 8 mph.
Wednesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a high near 71. East wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Wednesday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a low around 63. East wind around 8 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
Thursday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Monday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles NE Athens IL
 40°N 89.68°W (Elev. 614 ft)
11:42 am CDT Jul 7, 2015
12pm CDT Jul 7, 2015-6pm CDT Jul 13, 2015
 
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