Multiple Hazards through Upcoming Weekend

The threat of severe thunderstorms will exist in the Midwest and Ohio Valley through Friday. Elevated to critical fire weather conditions will be in place across the Four-Corners through the weekend. Early season heat with likely record high temperatures will spread from the South into the Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast on Friday, Saturday and perhaps Sunday. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Ames, Ames Municipal Airport (KAMW)

Lat: 41.99°NLon: 93.62°WElev: 945ft.

Thunderstorm Light Rain

58°F

14°C

Humidity 81%
Wind Speed NW 13 G 29 mph
Barometer 29.46 in (996.6 mb)
Dewpoint 52°F (11°C)
Visibility 7.00 mi
Last update 20 May 5:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Ames IA

  • Today

    Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 10am, then a slight chance of showers between 10am and 11am.  Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 67. North northwest wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Showers
    Likely then
    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 67 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. West northwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 46 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 9am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. North wind 11 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.  New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 55 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers before 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 40. North wind 6 to 11 mph.  New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 40 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 63. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 63 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 43 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers after 2pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64.

    Partly Sunny
    then Chance
    Showers

    High: 64 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 49 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 61 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 10am, then a slight chance of showers between 10am and 11am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 67. North northwest wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. West northwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. North wind 11 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Saturday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 40. North wind 6 to 11 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 63. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of showers after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64.
Monday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Tuesday
A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61.
Tuesday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Wednesday
A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.
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Point Forecast:
Ames IA
 42.02°N 93.62°W
5:51 am CDT May 20, 2022
6am CDT May 20, 2022-6pm CDT May 26, 2022
 
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