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Changes to the icons were based on analysis of 6,700 public comments collected in 2014. Also, many of these changes are based on the results of a research project led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Users are encouraged to continue to provide comments regarding these changes via email at icons@noaa.gov. NWS will continue to analyze incoming feedback and refine the icons as necessary. Any substantial change to the icons will be facilitated through the NWS public comment/review process.

Heat continues across parts of central, eastern U.S.

Higher-than-normal temperatures will continue across parts of the central and eastern U.S. on Thursday with afternoon highs reaching 20-25 degrees above normal for some locations. One of the warmest areas will be the northern Plains, where high temperatures could reach 100 degrees. Remember to limit time spent outside during excessive heat and take proper precautions to avoid heat-related illness.
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Current conditions at

Alexandria, Alexandria Esler Regional Airport (KESF)

Lat: 31.4°NLon: 92.29°WElev: 112ft.

Partly Cloudy

95°F

35°C

Humidity 44%
Wind Speed Vrbl 7 mph
Barometer 29.95 in (1014.0 mb)
Dewpoint 70°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index101°F (38°C)
Last update 3 Sep 1:53 pm CDT

Detailed Forecast

Rest Of Today
Sunny with isolated showers in the morning... Then partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 90s. Southeast winds around 5 mph. The chance of rain 20 percent.
Tonight
A 20 percent chance of showers in the evening. Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds around 5 mph.
Friday
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s. Southeast winds around 5 mph. Highest heat index readings around 101.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s. Southeast winds around 5 mph becoming south after midnight.
Saturday
Mostly sunny in the morning...then partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 90s. Northwest winds around 5 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 90s.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s.
Labor Day
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 90s.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s.
Tuesday
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s.
Wednesday
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s.



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