Central U.S. Severe Storms and Heavy Rain; Western Fire Weather Threats

A strong system will produce a swath of impacts. Severe storms with large hail, damaging winds, and a couple of tornadoes will be possible in the south and central Plains. Heavy rain could cause flash flooding in the Mid Mississippi Valley. Mountain snow will develop in the Rockies. Critical fire weather threats are expected across northern California and the Southwest. Read More >

Current conditions at

Joplin, Joplin Regional Airport (KJLN)

Lat: 37.16°NLon: 94.5°WElev: 981ft.

Fair and Breezy

82°F

28°C

Humidity 40%
Wind Speed S 23 G 35 mph
Barometer 29.70 in (1004.9 mb)
Dewpoint 55°F (13°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index81°F (27°C)
Last update 8 May 2:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles ENE Sheldon MO

Wind Advisory May 8, 10:00pm until May 9, 07:00am
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Wind Advisory
  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 4am. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall.  Low around 57. Breezy, with a south wind 16 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Severe
    Thunderstorms
    and Breezy

    Low: 57 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 10am, then a slight chance of showers between 10am and noon. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall.  Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 55 by 1pm. West wind 15 to 20 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Severe
    Thunderstorms
    then Mostly
    Cloudy

    High: 60 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Northeast wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 45 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. Wind chill values as low as 43 early. Northeast wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 59 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Northeast wind 6 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 45 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 61.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 61 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 46 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 61.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 61 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 45 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 4am. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall. Low around 57. Breezy, with a south wind 16 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Sunday
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 10am, then a slight chance of showers between 10am and noon. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 55 by 1pm. West wind 15 to 20 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Northeast wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Monday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. Wind chill values as low as 43 early. Northeast wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Northeast wind 6 to 10 mph.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 61.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 61.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 50.
Friday
A chance of showers. Sunny, with a high near 73.
Friday Night
A chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Saturday
A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 76.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles ENE Sheldon MO
 37.66°N 94.24°W (Elev. 899 ft)
2:43 pm CDT May 8, 2021
3pm CDT May 8, 2021-6pm CDT May 15, 2021
 
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