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Severe weather expected across parts of southern U.S.

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening from Texas across the Southeast to the Atlantic coast. The area at greatest risk are from northern Texas and southern Oklahoma across Arkansas and into northern Mississippi and central Alabama. Large hail and damaging winds will be the main threats.
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Fair

73°F

23°C

Humidity 21%
Wind Speed N 10 G 23 mph
Barometer 29.92 in (1012.9 mb)
Dewpoint 31°F (-1°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update on 31 Mar 3:53 pm CDT

Current conditions at

Ames, Ames Municipal Airport (KAMW)

Lat: 41.99 Lon: -93.62 Elev: 945ft.

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Des Moines, IA Local Forecast Office

Story County

Zone Forecast

Late This Afternoon
Sunny. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear. Low in the lower 40s. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny. Windy. High around 80. South wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Isolated thunderstorms in the evening...then periods of thunderstorms overnight. Breezy. Low in the lower 50s. South wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph becoming west 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Chance of thunderstorms near 100 percent.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms in the morning...then mostly sunny in the afternoon. Cooler. High in the mid 60s. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy. Colder. Low in the mid 30s. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Friday
Partly sunny. Breezy...cooler. High in the upper 40s.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy. Low around 30.
Saturday
Sunny...warmer. High in the lower 60s.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. Low in the upper 30s.
Sunday
Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. High in the mid 60s.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. Low around 40.
Monday
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. High in the upper 50s.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. Low in the lower 40s.
Tuesday
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms. High in the upper 50s.

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Last Update: 345 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015
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