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Severe storms possible in Plains, Mid-Mississippi Valley

Severe thunderstorms will be possible Wednesday afternoon and evening across portions of the Central Plains and Mid-Mississippi River Valley. Large hail and damaging wind will be the main threats.

Current conditions at

Fairbanks, Fairbanks International Airport (PAFA)

Lat: 64.8°NLon: 147.88°WElev: 433ft.

Mostly Cloudy



Humidity 40%
Wind Speed SE 3 mph
Barometer 29.81 in (1009.6 mb)
Dewpoint 51°F (11°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index78°F (26°C)
Last update 4 Aug 7:53 pm AKDT

Detailed Forecast

Mostly clear. Lows in the 50s. Light winds.
Partly sunny in the morning...then mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower to mid 70s. Light winds.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and isolated thunderstorms in the evening...then scattered rain showers after midnight. Numerous showers southeast of fairbanks after midnight. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the lower to mid 50s. South winds to 10 mph.
Mostly cloudy. Isolated rain showers...except scattered rain showers southeast of fairbanks. Highs in the mid to upper 60s. Light winds.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain showers after midnight. Lows in the mid to upper 40s. Northwest winds to 10 mph.
Mostly sunny. Highs around 70.
Friday Night And Saturday
Partly cloudy. Lows around 50. Highs around 70.
Saturday Night Through Monday
Mostly cloudy. Lows around 50. Highs around 70.
Monday Night And Tuesday
Cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows around 50. Highs around 70.

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223 PM AKDT TUE AUG 4 2015
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