Fire Weather Threats for the Inter-Mountain West; Storm Potential Plains and Mid-Atlantic

Frontal systems moving into the northwestern states will bring gusty winds and critical fire weather threats through the weekend for portions of the Great Basin and North/Central Rockies. As these frontal systems reach the Plains, they will interact with deep moisture to produce strong to severe storms with damaging winds and heavy rain. A front in the Mid-Atlantic could also produce storms today. Read More >

Current conditions at

Ames, Ames Municipal Airport (KAMW)

Lat: 41.99°NLon: 93.62°WElev: 945ft.

Fair

72°F

22°C

Humidity 66%
Wind Speed SE 8 mph
Barometer 30.18 in (1021.2 mb)
Dewpoint 60°F (16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 23 Aug 10:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Ames IA

  • Today

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 80. East southeast wind 7 to 9 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 80 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 54. East wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 54 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. East southeast wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 77 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southeast wind around 7 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 56 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Southeast wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 77 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 60 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 79 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 56 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 79.

    Sunny

    High: 79 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny, with a high near 80. East southeast wind 7 to 9 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 54. East wind 3 to 6 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. East southeast wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southeast wind around 7 mph.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Southeast wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 79.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 57.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 53.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.
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Point Forecast:
Ames IA
 42.02°N 93.62°W
9:18 am CDT Aug 23, 2019
11am CDT Aug 23, 2019-6pm CDT Aug 29, 2019
 
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