Slow System Impacts Southern California and Southwest; Severe Weather Threats Over The East

A slow moving storm system will deliver heavy mountain snow and rainfall to southern California and the Desert Southwest through late week. The locally heavy rainfall may pose a flash flood risk, especially to burn scar locations. Severe thunderstorms capable of damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes will be possible from the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley into the Mid-Atlantic today. Read More >

Current conditions at

Ames, Ames Municipal Airport (KAMW)

Lat: 41.99°NLon: 93.62°WElev: 945ft.

66°F

19°C

Humidity 78%
Wind Speed SW 15 mph
Barometer 29.70 in (1005.2 mb)
Dewpoint 59°F (15°C)
Visibility NA
Last update 7 Apr 10:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Ames IA

  • Today

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 78. Southwest wind 9 to 11 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 78 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Clear, with a low around 46. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light and variable  after midnight.

    Clear

    Low: 46 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A chance of rain, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm.  Increasing clouds, with a high near 66. Windy, with a south wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northwest 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 34 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance Rain
    and Windy

    High: 66 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 34. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 34 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 48. Breezy, with a northwest wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph.

    Sunny and
    Breezy

    High: 48 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 27. Blustery.

    Mostly Clear
    and Blustery
    then Clear

    Low: 27 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 55.

    Sunny

    High: 55 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.

    Chance Rain

    Low: 40 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 30 percent chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57.

    Chance Rain

    High: 57 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny, with a high near 78. Southwest wind 9 to 11 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.
Tonight
Clear, with a low around 46. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.
Wednesday
A chance of rain, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 66. Windy, with a south wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northwest 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 34. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 48. Breezy, with a northwest wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 27. Blustery.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 55.
Friday Night
A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of rain before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Sunday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near 47.
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Point Forecast:
Ames IA
 42.02°N 93.62°W
10:18 am CDT Apr 7, 2020
11am CDT Apr 7, 2020-6pm CDT Apr 13, 2020
 
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