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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.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Ruston, Ruston Regional Airport (KRSN)

Lat: 32.51°NLon: 92.59°WElev: 312ft.

Fair

81°F

27°C

Humidity 81%
Wind Speed SE 5 mph
Barometer 30.01 in
Dewpoint 75°F (24°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index87°F (31°C)
Last update 4 Aug 11:15 pm CDT

Detailed Forecast

Rest Of Tonight
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 5 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings 102 to 105.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
Partly cloudy. Highs around 100.
Friday Night
Mostly clear. Lows around 80.
Saturday
Mostly sunny. Highs around 103.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s.
Sunday
Mostly sunny. Highs around 105.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s.
Monday
Mostly sunny. Highs around 105.
Monday Night
Mostly clear. Lows around 80.
Tuesday
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 103.



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