Dangerous Heat Wave for the West; Severe Storms and Heavy Rain for Upper Midwest

A sweltering and long duration heat wave will build across the West this weekend through much of next week. Excessive heat warnings/watches along with heat advisories are in effect from the Southwest to the Northwest. Dangerous heat is also persisting across the southern Plains. Meanwhile, severe storms are likely in the Upper Midwest with heavy rain/flooding, damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Ames, Ames Municipal Airport (KAMW)

Lat: 41.99°NLon: 93.62°WElev: 945ft.

Fog/Mist

75°F

24°C

Humidity 90%
Wind Speed SE 8 mph
Barometer 30.00 in (1014.9 mb)
Dewpoint 72°F (22°C)
Visibility 5.00 mi
Last update 14 Aug 9:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Nevada IA

  • Today

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 87. South southeast wind 7 to 13 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 87 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 11pm.  Increasing clouds, with a low around 58. Light and variable wind becoming north northwest 5 to 10 mph after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 58 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 80. North wind 8 to 10 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 80 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 56 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the morning.

    Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 57 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 80.

    Sunny

    High: 80 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 53.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 53 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 81.

    Sunny

    High: 81 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny, with a high near 87. South southeast wind 7 to 13 mph.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 11pm. Increasing clouds, with a low around 58. Light and variable wind becoming north northwest 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 80. North wind 8 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 56. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the morning.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 57.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 80.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 53.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 81.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 57.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 58.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
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Point Forecast:
Nevada IA
 42.02°N 93.45°W
9:34 am CDT Aug 14, 2020
10am CDT Aug 14, 2020-6pm CDT Aug 20, 2020
 
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