Western Heat Wave Continues; Watching the Gulf of Mexico

A dangerous heat wave will continue to bring record temperatures to much of the West through this week. A tropical disturbance in the southwest Gulf of Mexico will likely form into a tropical depression late this week over the central or northwestern Gulf of Mexico. Heavy rain could begin to impact portions of the northern Gulf Coast on Friday. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Joplin, Joplin Regional Airport (KJLN)

Lat: 37.16°NLon: 94.5°WElev: 981ft.

Fair

93°F

34°C

Humidity 47%
Wind Speed NW 7 mph
Barometer 30.01 in (1015.1 mb)
Dewpoint 70°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index99°F (37°C)
Last update 16 Jun 3:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Fort Scott KS

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Clear, with a low around 73. South wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Clear

    Low: 73 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98. Heat index values as high as 102. Southwest wind 6 to 14 mph.

    Hot

    High: 98 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 75. South wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 75 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98. Heat index values as high as 103. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Hot

    High: 98 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 74. South wind 6 to 11 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 74 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 95.

    Hot

    High: 95 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 72 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 94.

    Hot

    High: 94 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 67 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Clear, with a low around 73. South wind 3 to 6 mph.
Thursday
Sunny and hot, with a high near 98. Heat index values as high as 102. Southwest wind 6 to 14 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 75. South wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Friday
Sunny and hot, with a high near 98. Heat index values as high as 103. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 74. South wind 6 to 11 mph.
Saturday
Sunny and hot, with a high near 95.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.
Sunday
Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 94.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Monday
A chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 81.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 60.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 85.
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Point Forecast:
Fort Scott KS
 37.84°N 94.69°W (Elev. 896 ft)
3:44 pm CDT Jun 16, 2021
4pm CDT Jun 16, 2021-6pm CDT Jun 23, 2021
 
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