Severe Storms and Flash Flooding in the Midwest: Critical Fire Weather Threats in the West

Strong to severe storms with damaging winds, large hail, and locally heavy rain will be possible from the Central Plains to the Mid-South and the Great Lakes as a cold front moves eastward. An organized area of thunderstorms may produce a greater severe threat across parts of Iowa, Illinois, and southern Wisconsin. Critical fire weather threats continue across portions of the West. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Joplin, Joplin Regional Airport (KJLN)

Lat: 37.16°NLon: 94.5°WElev: 981ft.

Fair

85°F

29°C

Humidity 63%
Wind Speed SW 17 mph
Barometer 30.00 in (1014.6 mb)
Dewpoint 71°F (22°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index90°F (32°C)
Last update 10 Aug 9:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Joplin MO

  • Today

    Today: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm.  Sunny and hot, with a high near 96. Heat index values as high as 102. Southwest wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Sunny then
    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 96 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 7pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph becoming south in the evening.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 71 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Heat index values as high as 95. South wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind 3 to 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 71 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm.  Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the morning.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 92 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 72.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 72 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm.  Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 92.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 92 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 72 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 92.

    Hot

    High: 92 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Sunny and hot, with a high near 96. Heat index values as high as 102. Southwest wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph becoming south in the evening.
Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Heat index values as high as 95. South wind 3 to 6 mph.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind 3 to 5 mph.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the morning.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 72.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 92.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.
Friday
Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 92.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.
Saturday
Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 93.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 72.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.
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Point Forecast:
Joplin MO
 37.08°N 94.5°W (Elev. 997 ft)
10:13 am CDT Aug 10, 2020
10am CDT Aug 10, 2020-6pm CDT Aug 16, 2020
 
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