Heavy Rainfall and Flash Flood Threats From the Lower Mississippi Valley Into Ohio/Tennessee Valleys; Elevated to Critical Fire Concerns Out West

Heavy to excessive rainfall with flash flood concerns will be possible from the Lower Mississippi Valley into parts of the Ohio/Tennessee Valleys. Elevated to Critical Fire weather threats will persist across the Great Basin and central Rockies. Finally, Major to Record river flooding will continue in portions of the Midwest and across parts of North and South Carolina. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Ames, Ames Municipal Airport (KAMW)

Lat: 41.99°NLon: 93.62°WElev: 945ft.

Fair

54°F

12°C

Humidity 80%
Wind Speed S 6 mph
Barometer 30.12 in (1020.0 mb)
Dewpoint 48°F (9°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill52°F (11°C)
Last update 22 Sep 8:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Ames IA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 45. South southeast wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 45 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 75. Light southeast wind becoming south southeast 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 75 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 52. South southeast wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Clear

    Low: 52 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. South wind 7 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 78 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west northwest after midnight.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 57 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 68 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

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

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 46 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 65.

    Sunny

    High: 65 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 46 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 45. South southeast wind 3 to 6 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 75. Light southeast wind becoming south southeast 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Sunday Night
Clear, with a low around 52. South southeast wind 6 to 8 mph.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. South wind 7 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Monday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 65.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.
Friday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Saturday
A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 73.
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Point Forecast:
Ames IA
 42.04°N 93.65°W
9:32 pm CDT Sep 22, 2018
9pm CDT Sep 22, 2018-6pm CDT Sep 29, 2018
 
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