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Active weather from Northern Rockies to Upper Midwest

A storm system in the northern U.S. will bring a variety of weather across several states from the Northern Rockies to the Upper Midwest on Saturday. Several inches of early-season snow are forecast in the higher elevations of Idaho and western Montana. Locally-heavy rain will accompany strong thunderstorms in the northern Plains and Upper Midwest.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Alexandria, Alexandria Esler Regional Airport (KESF)

Lat: 31.4°NLon: 92.29°WElev: 112ft.

Fair

82°F

28°C

Humidity 79%
Wind Speed W 6 mph
Barometer 30.05 in (1017.3 mb)
Dewpoint 75°F (24°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index89°F (32°C)
Last update 5 Sep 8:53 am CDT

Detailed Forecast

Today
Partly sunny. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 90s. West winds up to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent. Highest heat index readings around 105 in the afternoon.
Tonight
Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the mid 70s. Southwest winds up to 5 mph.
Sunday
Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s. Northwest winds up to 5 mph shifting to the southeast in the afternoon. Highest heat index readings around 105 in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds up to 5 mph.
Labor Day
Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Southeast winds up to 5 mph.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s.
Thursday
Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 70.
Friday
Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.



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350 AM CDT SAT SEP 5 2015
 
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