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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.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Sparta, Sparta / Fort McCoy Airport (KCMY)

Lat: 43.96°NLon: 90.74°WElev: 837ft.

Fair

77°F

25°C

Humidity 45%
Wind Speed S 10 mph
Barometer 30.10 in
Dewpoint 54°F (12°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index78°F (26°C)
Last update 27 Aug 2:15 pm CDT

Detailed Forecast

Rest Of Today
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight
Warmer. Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 50s. South winds around 5 mph.
Friday
Showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning...then showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
Friday Night
Showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
Saturday
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then mostly sunny in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s.
Sunday
Mostly sunny. Highs around 80.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows around 60.
Monday
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s.



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141 PM CDT THU AUG 27 2015
 
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