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 >

Current conditions at

Fergus Falls Municipal Airport-Einar Mickel (KFFM)

Lat: 46.29°NLon: 96.15°WElev: 1178ft.

Overcast and Breezy

68°F

20°C

Humidity 78%
Wind Speed SE 22 G 32 mph
Barometer 29.83 in
Dewpoint 61°F (16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 14 Aug 9:55 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Pelican Rapids MN

Flash Flood Watch until August 14, 07:00pm
Severe T-storm Watch until August 14, 02:00pm
Flash Flood Warning until August 14, 03:00pm
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Flash Flood Watch
Severe T-storm Watch
Flash Flood Warning
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    Flash Flood Watch until August 14, 07:00pm
    Severe T-storm Watch until August 14, 02:00pm
    Flash Flood Warning until August 14, 03:00pm

    NOW: Multiple
    hazards in effect

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  • Today

    Today: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 5pm. Some of the storms could be severe.  High near 75. Breezy, with a southeast wind 17 to 21 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    Breezy.
    Partly Sunny
    then Severe
    Thunderstorms

    High: 75 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Some of the storms could be severe.  Mostly cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 54. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 7 to 12 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.  New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Severe
    Thunderstorms
    and Breezy
    then Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 54 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. West southwest wind around 9 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 74 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm  after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 57 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 75. Light west northwest wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 75 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 54. North northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 54 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming north northwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

    Sunny

    High: 73 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. North northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 56 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 5pm. Some of the storms could be severe. High near 75. Breezy, with a southeast wind 17 to 21 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Tonight
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Some of the storms could be severe. Mostly cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 54. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 7 to 12 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. West southwest wind around 9 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 75. Light west northwest wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 54. North northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming north northwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 56. North northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 78. South southwest wind 6 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. South wind around 6 mph.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 78. South southeast wind 5 to 9 mph.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. South southeast wind around 7 mph.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. South southwest wind 7 to 11 mph.
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Point Forecast:
Pelican Rapids MN
 46.58°N 96.08°W
9:31 am CDT Aug 14, 2020
10am CDT Aug 14, 2020-6pm CDT Aug 20, 2020
 
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