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Severe weather risk and flash flood potential continue on Sunday

Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected across much of the central and southern Plains on Sunday. The Storm Prediction Center has an area of Slight Risk highlighted in Texas for the area with the greatest risk of severe weather; tornadoes, hail and damaging winds are all possible. Flash flooding is also forecast from central Iowa into southern Texas where the heaviest rainfall is expected.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Ames, Ames Municipal Airport (KAMW)

Lat: 41.99°NLon: 93.62°WElev: 945ft.

Light Rain

64°F

18°C

Humidity 68%
Wind Speed SE 6 mph
Barometer 30.07 in (1017.8 mb)
Dewpoint 53°F (12°C)
Visibility 9.00 mi
Last update 24 May 1:53 am CDT

Detailed Forecast

Early This Morning
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Today
Rain through mid morning...then showers in the late morning and early afternoon. Thunderstorms in the late morning and afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the late morning and early afternoon. High in the upper 60s. Southeast wind around 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
Tonight
Thunderstorms until early morning...then thunderstorms likely early in the morning. Low in the upper 50s. South wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 90 percent.
Memorial Day
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms. Breezy...warmer. High in the upper 70s. South wind 10 to 20 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms. Low in the lower 60s. South wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
Tuesday
Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms. High in the mid 70s. Southwest wind around 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. Low in the upper 50s.
Wednesday
Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. High in the mid 70s.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy. Low in the upper 50s.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms. High in the upper 70s.
Thursday Night
Thunderstorms likely. Low in the lower 60s. Chance of thunderstorms 60 percent.
Friday
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms. High in the upper 70s.
Friday Night
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms. Low in the mid 50s.
Saturday
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms. High in the lower 70s.
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222 AM CDT SUN MAY 24 2015
 
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