Thunderstorms, Heavy Rain and Heat in the Memorial Day Forecast

Strong to severe thunderstorms and heavy rain with possible flash flooding are expected from Texas to the Upper Mississippi Valley on Memorial Day. Also, a soaking rain with flooding is expected across south-central Florida. Meanwhile, a week of record breaking heat is going to get started across California into the Southwest and Great Basin, as excessive heat warnings stretch across the region. Read More >

Current conditions at

Joplin, Joplin Regional Airport (KJLN)

Lat: 37.16°NLon: 94.5°WElev: 981ft.

A Few Clouds

75°F

24°C

Humidity 74%
Wind Speed SE 9 mph
Barometer 29.85 in (1009.9 mb)
Dewpoint 66°F (19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 25 May 10:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Columbus KS

Flash Flood Watch May 25, 01:00pm until May 26, 07:00am
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Flash Flood Watch
  • Memorial
    Day

    Memorial Day: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  Cloudy, with a high near 78. South wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    Heavy Rain

    High: 78 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Periods of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then periods of showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 10pm and 4am, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 4am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  Low around 63. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

    Heavy Rain

    Low: 63 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely before noon, then a chance of showers between noon and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  Cloudy, with a high near 76. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Heavy Rain

    High: 76 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 64 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. East wind around 6 mph becoming calm  in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Showers
    Likely

    High: 77 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Showers
    Likely then
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 63 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A chance of showers, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm.  High near 78. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Showers

    High: 78 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.

    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 63 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of showers after 2pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Showers

    High: 75 °F

Detailed Forecast

Memorial Day
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Cloudy, with a high near 78. South wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Tonight
Periods of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then periods of showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 10pm and 4am, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 4am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Low around 63. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Tuesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely before noon, then a chance of showers between noon and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Cloudy, with a high near 76. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday
A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. East wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Thursday
A chance of showers, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. High near 78. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Thursday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Friday
A chance of showers after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75.
Friday Night
A chance of showers before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 58.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 78.
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Point Forecast:
Columbus KS
 37.17°N 94.83°W (Elev. 899 ft)
9:59 am CDT May 25, 2020
11am CDT May 25, 2020-6pm CDT May 31, 2020
 
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