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Thunderstorms possible across parts of Midwest, Southeast, Interior West on Friday

Thunderstorms are possible Friday across parts of the Midwest, Southeast and Interior West. Thunderstorms that develop in these areas should remain below severe limits, with the possible exception of northeastern North Dakota into northern Minnesota, where there is a Marginal Risk of severe thunderstorms on Friday.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Ames, Ames Municipal Airport (KAMW)

Lat: 41.99°NLon: 93.62°WElev: 945ft.

Rain Fog/Mist

62°F

17°C

Humidity 100%
Wind Speed SE 7 mph
Barometer 29.98 in (1014.5 mb)
Dewpoint 62°F (17°C)
Visibility 4.00 mi
Last update 28 Aug 6:53 am CDT

Detailed Forecast

Today
Occasional showers and isolated thunderstorms in the morning...then numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. High in the lower 70s. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
Tonight
Cloudy. Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms in the evening...then a slight chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms before midnight. Low around 60. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Saturday
Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. High in the mid 70s. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear. Low in the upper 50s. East wind near 5 mph.
Sunday
Sunny. High in the lower 80s. Southeast wind near 10 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear. Low in the lower 60s.
Monday
Sunny. High in the mid 80s.
Monday Night
Mostly clear. Low in the mid 60s.
Tuesday
Sunny. High in the mid 80s.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy. Low in the mid 60s.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny. High in the mid 80s.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy. Low in the mid 60s.
Thursday
Mostly sunny. High in the mid 80s.



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