Dangerous Heat Building in the South; Severe Storms From Plains To MS Valley

Intensifying high pressure is producing dangerous heat and humidity in the south-central U.S. with heat indexes possibly exceeding 110. Triple digit heat will also continue for some western areas. Elsewhere, a front moving through the central U.S. may produce severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall in parts of the Plains and MS Valley through Friday. Read More >

Current conditions at

Ames, Ames Municipal Airport (KAMW)

Lat: 41.99°NLon: 93.62°WElev: 945ft.

Partly Cloudy

83°F

28°C

Humidity 61%
Wind Speed W 18 G 29 mph
Barometer 29.72 in (1005.3 mb)
Dewpoint 68°F (20°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index86°F (30°C)
Last update 19 Jul 3:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Colo IA

Tornado Watch until July 19, 10:00pm
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Tornado Watch
  •  
    Tornado Watch until July 19, 10:00pm

    NOW until
    10:00pm Thu

    Tornado Watch

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 80. South southwest wind around 11 mph.  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: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. West wind 8 to 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 65 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Northwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 79 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 64 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. North northwest wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 80 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 63 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 81.

    Sunny

    High: 81 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 63 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. South southwest wind around 11 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. West wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Northwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. North northwest wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 63.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 81.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
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Point Forecast:
Colo IA
 42.02°N 93.33°W
3:47 pm CDT Jul 19, 2018
4pm CDT Jul 19, 2018-6pm CDT Jul 25, 2018
 
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