Heavy Rainfall And Severe Weather Potential From The Great Lakes and Ohio Valley to South Central Plains; Western Fire Weather Threats Remain Elevated

A low pressure system and front moving through the Mississippi Valley may yield heavy to excessive rainfall and the threat for some severe thunderstorms from parts of the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley to South Central Plains. Fire weather threats will remain elevated across the Northwest into the northern Rockies, as a system from the Pacific moves into and through the area over the next few days. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Columbus, Columbus Municipal Airport (KOLU)

Lat: 41.45°NLon: 97.33°WElev: 1444ft.

Fair

72°F

22°C

Humidity 79%
Wind Speed Vrbl 3 mph
Barometer 30.04 in (1016.5 mb)
Dewpoint 65°F (18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 16 Aug 10:56 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Columbus NE

  • Today

    Today: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Light and variable wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 80 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 61 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Patchy fog before 10am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 84. North northeast wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Patchy Fog
    then Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62. Northeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 62 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 85 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 66 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 8am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 79 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 61 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 77.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 77 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Light and variable wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Friday
Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 84. North northeast wind 3 to 6 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 62. Northeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Monday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 77.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 56.
Wednesday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
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Point Forecast:
Columbus NE
 41.44°N 97.34°W (Elev. 1444 ft)
10:36 am CDT Aug 16, 2018
11am CDT Aug 16, 2018-6pm CDT Aug 22, 2018
 
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