Florence Departs U.S. But Rivers Will Rise Further In Carolinas; Heavy Rain Continues In Midwest

Major-to-record river flooding will continue across the Carolinas for days to weeks to come as rainfall from Florence makes its way through area river systems. Meanwhile, a stationary front extending through the Midwest will be a focus for heavy rain with localized flash flooding across the Upper Midwest midweek; severe thunderstorms are also possible in this region. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Joplin, Joplin Regional Airport (KJLN)

Lat: 37.16°NLon: 94.5°WElev: 981ft.

Fair

75°F

24°C

Humidity 88%
Wind Speed S 9 mph
Barometer 29.96 in (1013.2 mb)
Dewpoint 71°F (22°C)
Visibility 8.00 mi
Last update 20 Sep 6:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Fort Scott KS

  • Today

    Today: Sunny and hot, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 101. South wind 8 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

    Hot

    High: 92 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5am.  Increasing clouds, with a low around 69. South wind 8 to 15 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Showers
    Likely

    Low: 69 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 7am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 7am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming north in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Showers
    Likely then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 74 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Northeast wind 8 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 57 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 72. Northeast wind 7 to 9 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 72 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 56 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 77 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 62 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 79 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny and hot, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 101. South wind 8 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Tonight
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 69. South wind 8 to 15 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 7am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Northeast wind 8 to 10 mph.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 72. Northeast wind 7 to 9 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 77.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.
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Point Forecast:
Fort Scott KS
 37.84°N 94.72°W (Elev. 787 ft)
6:12 am CDT Sep 20, 2018
7am CDT Sep 20, 2018-6pm CDT Sep 26, 2018
 
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