Cold Temperatures Across the Northern and Central Plains; Severe Weather Potential for the East

Severe weather and heavy rainfall potential along with warm temperatures will affect the eastern portions of the country through Sunday as a cold front tracks eastward. Meanwhile, much colder air across portions of the Plains will bring frost and freeze conditions into Sunday morning. Dry, mild and breezy conditions linger for the four-corner region where elevated to critical fire weather remains. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Ames, Ames Municipal Airport (KAMW)

Lat: 41.99°NLon: 93.62°WElev: 945ft.

Fair

41°F

5°C

Humidity 79%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.26 in (1024.6 mb)
Dewpoint 35°F (2°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 22 May 2:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Ames IA

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Clear, with a low around 39. West wind around 6 mph.

    Clear

    Low: 39 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 64. Northwest wind 7 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 64 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 44 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers after 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Showers

    High: 62 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Showers likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. East wind 6 to 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 48 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Showers likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 60 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 49 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 61 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 47 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Clear, with a low around 39. West wind around 6 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 64. Northwest wind 7 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night
Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. East wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Tuesday
Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tuesday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Wednesday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 68.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 77.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Breezy.
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Point Forecast:
Ames IA
 42.02°N 93.62°W
1:53 am CDT May 22, 2022
3am CDT May 22, 2022-6pm CDT May 28, 2022
 
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