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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.

Current conditions at

Lancaster, Fairfield County Airport (KLHQ)

Lat: 39.76°NLon: 82.66°WElev: 866ft.




Humidity 90%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.01 in (1015.7 mb)
Dewpoint 56°F (13°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 5 Aug 3:53 am EDT

Detailed Forecast

Mostly clear. Near steady temperature in the upper 50s. West winds up to 5 mph.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Northwest winds up to 10 mph.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. North winds around 5 mph shifting to the southeast up to 5 mph after midnight.
Partly sunny with scattered showers in the morning... Then cloudy with showers likely in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. East winds up to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely in the evening...then scattered rain showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 50s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.
Friday Night And Saturday
Partly cloudy. Lows around 60. Highs around 80.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s.
Sunday And Sunday Night
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s. Lows in the lower 60s.
Monday Through Tuesday
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s. Lows in the lower 60s.

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134 AM EDT WED AUG 5 2015
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