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Elevated fire weather conditions persist on Tuesday

The risk for wildfires is elevated on Tuesday in portions of the Northwest. The combination of warm, windy and dry conditions will cause any fire that develops to potentially spread rapidly. These conditions are expected to persist through Tuesday evening. Numerous Red Flag Warnings have been issued.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Lawrence, Lawrence Municipal Airport (KLWM)

Lat: 42.71°NLon: 71.13°WElev: 148ft.

A Few Clouds

73°F

23°C

Humidity 87%
Wind Speed S 6 mph
Barometer 29.83 in (1010.1 mb)
Dewpoint 69°F (21°C)
Visibility 7.00 mi
Last update 4 Aug 6:54 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Lowell MA

  • Today

    Today: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Some storms could be severe, with hail, damaging winds, heavy rain, and frequent lightning.  Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Severe
    Thunderstorms

    High: 88 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Mostly Clear

    Low: 63 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Some of the storms could produce small hail.  Increasing clouds, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 9 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 83 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. West wind around 6 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 60 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. West wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 79 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A slight chance of rain after 11pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Rain

    Low: 61 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of rain.  Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Rain

    High: 77 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of rain before 5am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Rain

    Low: 61 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 74 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Some storms could be severe, with hail, damaging winds, heavy rain, and frequent lightning. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tonight
A chance of thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Some of the storms could produce small hail. Increasing clouds, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. West wind around 6 mph.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. West wind around 5 mph.
Thursday Night
A slight chance of rain after 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday
A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday Night
A chance of rain before 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74.
Saturday Night
A chance of rain before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 78.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near 80.
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Point Forecast:
Lowell MA
 42.64°N 71.3°W (Elev. 98 ft)
7:17 am EDT Aug 4, 2015
7am EDT Aug 4, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 10, 2015
 
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