Severe Storms Expected Across Upper Midwest; Heat Advisories in the Plains

Strong to severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, large hail, heavy rain, and a few tornadoes are expected across the Upper Mississippi Valley, which includes the Twin Cities metro area. Meanwhile, heat advisories are in effect across the central and southern Plains, including the Kansas City metro area. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Joplin, Joplin Regional Airport (KJLN)

Lat: 37.16°NLon: 94.5°WElev: 981ft.

Partly Cloudy

91°F

33°C

Humidity 56%
Wind Speed SW 8 mph
Barometer 30.04 in (1016.0 mb)
Dewpoint 73°F (23°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index100°F (38°C)
Last update 9 Aug 2:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Joplin MO

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. South wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 76 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 96. Heat index values as high as 101. Southwest wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

    Hot

    High: 96 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind 7 to 10 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 72 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of showers before 7am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 7am and 1pm.  Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 96. South wind around 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 92 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 72 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 93.

    Hot

    High: 93 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 73.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 73 °F

  • Thursday

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

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 92 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 73 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. South wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.
Monday
Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 96. Heat index values as high as 101. Southwest wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
Monday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind 7 to 10 mph becoming southeast after midnight.
Tuesday
A chance of showers before 7am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 7am and 1pm. Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 96. South wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind 6 to 8 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 93.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 73.
Thursday
A chance of showers before 1pm. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 92.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.
Friday
Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 92.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 73.
Saturday
Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 93.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
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Point Forecast:
Joplin MO
 37.08°N 94.5°W (Elev. 997 ft)
1:58 pm CDT Aug 9, 2020
3pm CDT Aug 9, 2020-6pm CDT Aug 16, 2020
 
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