On July 7, 2015, NWS implemented changes to the icons depicted on all of its point-forecast pages. Changes include new icon images with increased clarity, 6-hour increments for rapidly changing weather and new color blocks to highlight forecast hazards.

A page depicting all of the new icon images can be accessed here: www.weather.gov/forecast-icons

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.

Showers and thunderstorms possible across parts of Midwest

Showers and thunderstorms are expected across parts of the Midwest and central Plains on Thursday. As much as three inches of rain could fall in some areas, which could lead to flash flooding. Showers and thunderstorms are also possible across parts of the Southeast.

Current conditions at

Norwood, Norwood Memorial Airport (KOWD)

Lat: 42.19°NLon: 71.17°WElev: 49ft.

Mostly Cloudy



Humidity 48%
Wind Speed W 9 mph
Barometer 29.97 in (1014.7 mb)
Dewpoint 56°F (13°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index79°F (26°C)
Last update 27 Aug 2:53 pm EDT

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny. Near steady temperature in the upper 70s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy in the evening...then clearing. Lows in the mid 50s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
Sunny. Highs around 80. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
Sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
Saturday Night Through Monday
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the mid 80s.
Monday Night
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s.
Tuesday Through Wednesday
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s. Lows in the mid 60s.

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115 PM EDT THU AUG 27 2015
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