Thunderstorms in Florida and Central U.S.; Fire Weather Threats in North Plains

Strong to severe storms may linger in Florida as a slow moving cold front continues east. A weather system in the Central U.S. may produce strong thunderstorms in the Middle Mississippi Valley. A Canadian cold front will produce gusty winds and critical fire weather threats in the North Plains. Fire weather threats are also elevated in Guam. Heavy rain could cause flash flooding in Hawaii. Read More >

Current conditions at

Ames, Ames Municipal Airport (KAMW)

Lat: 41.99°NLon: 93.62°WElev: 945ft.

Partly Cloudy

62°F

17°C

Humidity 23%
Wind Speed NW 17 G 25 mph
Barometer 30.13 in (1020.3 mb)
Dewpoint 24°F (-4°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 6 May 4:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Ames IA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Isolated sprinkles.  Partly sunny, with a high near 64. Breezy, with a northwest wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

    Isolated
    Sprinkles and
    Breezy

    High: 64 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 42. West wind 6 to 11 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 42 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 65. North northwest wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 65 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 41. North wind 6 to 9 mph becoming east after midnight.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 41 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers likely, mainly after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 60. East southeast wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Slight Chance
    Showers then
    Showers
    Likely

    High: 60 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 4am, then showers likely.  Low around 43. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    Showers

    Low: 43 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers before 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 57 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 39 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 61.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 61 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Isolated sprinkles. Partly sunny, with a high near 64. Breezy, with a northwest wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 42. West wind 6 to 11 mph.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 65. North northwest wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 41. North wind 6 to 9 mph becoming east after midnight.
Saturday
Showers likely, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 60. East southeast wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Saturday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 4am, then showers likely. Low around 43. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Sunday
A 30 percent chance of showers before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near 61.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 64.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 65.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.
Click Map For Forecast
Point Forecast:
Ames IA
 42.02°N 93.62°W
5:06 pm CDT May 6, 2021
5pm CDT May 6, 2021-6pm CDT May 13, 2021
 
Get as KML Get as XML

Additional Resources

Radar & Satellite Image

Link to Local Radar Data Link to Satellite Data

Hourly Weather Forecast

National Digital Forecast Database