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Severe weather possible for parts of northern Plains

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and evening across portions of the northern Plains, from extreme south-central North Dakota into eastern South Dakota. Isolated severe thunderstorms capable of hail and locally-strong wind gusts are possible.
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Current Conditions

Polk County

Zone Forecast

  • Rest Of Today Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
  • Tonight Partly cloudy early in the evening then becoming mostly clear in the late evening and early morning then becoming partly cloudy late. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
  • Wednesday Mostly cloudy early in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog early in the morning. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 90. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
  • Wednesday Night Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. South winds around 5 mph.
  • Thursday Partly cloudy until late afternoon then becoming mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then a 30 percent chance in the afternoon. Highs around 90. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
  • Thursday Night Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then showers and thunderstorms likely after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 50 percent in the evening increasing to 60 percent after midnight.
  • Friday Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.
  • Friday Night Through Sunday Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the mid 80s.
  • Sunday Night And Monday Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the mid 80s.