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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

New Orleans, New Orleans International Airport (KMSY)

Lat: 29.99°NLon: 90.25°WElev: 3ft.

Partly Cloudy

81°F

27°C

Humidity 74%
Wind Speed W 8 mph
Barometer 29.99 in (1015.8 mb)
Dewpoint 72°F (22°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index85°F (29°C)
Last update 4 Aug 10:53 pm CDT

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 80. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday
Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 80. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Thursday
Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows around 80. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Friday
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 80s.
Saturday Through Sunday
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s. Lows in the lower 80s.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 80s.
Monday
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 80s.
Tuesday
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s.



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913 PM CDT TUE AUG 4 2015
 
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