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Severe weather possible for parts of Midwest, New England

There is a Slight Risk of severe thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and evening across parts of the Midwest, from eastern Nebraska across northern Missouri and much of Iowa and into extreme western Illinois. A Marginal Risk of severe thunderstorms extends from southwestern Kansas to northern Minnesota and Lake Superior, as well as across parts of New England.
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Current conditions at

Ankeny, Ankeny Regional Airport (KIKV)

Lat: 41.69°NLon: 93.57°WElev: 902ft.

Light Rain

79°F

26°C

Humidity 94%
Wind Speed SE 12 mph
Barometer 29.87 in
Dewpoint 77°F (25°C)
Visibility 4.00 mi
Heat Index83°F (28°C)
Last update 28 Jul 4:35 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles NW Polk City IA

Flash Flood Watch July 28, 07:00 PM until Wednesday 07:00am
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Flash Flood Watch
  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 81. South southeast wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 81 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 63. Southwest wind 6 to 9 mph becoming northwest after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Heavy Rain

    Low: 63 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 81. Northwest wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 81 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. West wind 6 to 9 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 59 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 88. West wind 6 to 9 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 65 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 86.

    Sunny

    High: 86 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 62 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 84.

    Sunny

    High: 84 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 81. South southeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 63. Southwest wind 6 to 9 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 81. Northwest wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 59. West wind 6 to 9 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 88. West wind 6 to 9 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 65.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 86.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 62.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 84.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles NW Polk City IA
 41.83°N 93.77°W
4:41 pm CDT Jul 28, 2015
4pm CDT Jul 28, 2015-6pm CDT Aug 3, 2015
 
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