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Heat continues across parts of central, eastern U.S.

Higher-than-normal temperatures will continue across parts of the central and eastern U.S. on Thursday with afternoon highs reaching 20-25 degrees above normal for some locations. One of the warmest areas will be the northern Plains, where high temperatures could reach 100 degrees. Remember to limit time spent outside during excessive heat and take proper precautions to avoid heat-related illness.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Lawrence, Lawrence Municipal Airport (KLWM)

Lat: 42.71°NLon: 71.13°WElev: 148ft.

Fair

87°F

31°C

Humidity 51%
Wind Speed E 5 mph
Barometer 29.86 in (1010.9 mb)
Dewpoint 67°F (19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index90°F (32°C)
Last update 3 Sep 2:54 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles WNW Amesbury MA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce small hail and heavy rain.  Partly sunny, with a high near 85. East wind around 5 mph.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Heavy Rain

    High: 85 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.  New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 62 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Northeast wind around 10 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 72 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 53. North wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 53 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 76 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 57.

    Clear

    Low: 57 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 84.

    Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

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

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 62 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: Sunny, with a high near 88.

    Sunny

    High: 88 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce small hail and heavy rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. East wind around 5 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Northeast wind around 10 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 53. North wind around 5 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Clear, with a low around 57.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 84.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 62.
Labor Day
Sunny, with a high near 88.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 66.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 89.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Thursday
A chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles WNW Amesbury MA
 42.88°N 70.97°W (Elev. 138 ft)
2:47 pm EDT Sep 3, 2015
3pm EDT Sep 3, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 10, 2015
 
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