Thunderstorms, Heavy Rain, and Gusty Winds in the Southern U.S.; Rain and Mountain Snow in the Northwest

A storm tracking along the southern U.S. will bring gusty winds and critical fire weather threats to the High Plains; and potential for severe storms with damaging winds and heavy rain in the Lower Mississippi Valley. A strong Pacific storm will bring lower elevation rain and heavy mountain snow to the Northwest. Snow levels will dip to 1,500 feet creating hazardous mountain travel. Read More >

Current conditions at

Ames, Ames Municipal Airport (KAMW)

Lat: 41.99°NLon: 93.62°WElev: 945ft.

Fair

31°F

-1°C

Humidity 85%
Wind Speed SW 12 mph
Barometer 30.18 in (1022.4 mb)
Dewpoint 27°F (-3°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill22°F (-6°C)
Last update 30 Mar 5:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Ames IA

  • Today

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 61. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 61 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 37. East northeast wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 37 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Light and variable wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 58 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 37. Southeast wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 37 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 63. South wind 7 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 63 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of rain after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance Rain

    Low: 44 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Rain likely, mainly before 1pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 62. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Rain Likely

    High: 62 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Rain likely, mainly after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Rain Likely

    Low: 41 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 50 percent chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52.

    Chance Rain

    High: 52 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny, with a high near 61. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 37. East northeast wind 3 to 6 mph.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Light and variable wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 37. Southeast wind 3 to 6 mph.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 63. South wind 7 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of rain after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Thursday
Rain likely, mainly before 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 62. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Thursday Night
Rain likely, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday
A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52.
Friday Night
A chance of rain before 5am, then a chance of rain and snow. Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly sunny, with a high near 54.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Sunday
A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.
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Point Forecast:
Ames IA
 42.02°N 93.62°W
3:19 am CDT Mar 30, 2020
6am CDT Mar 30, 2020-6pm CDT Apr 5, 2020
 
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