Severe Storms and Flash Flooding in the Southern Plains

A slow moving storm system is expected to produce a multi-day heavy rainfall and flash flooding event across much of the Central to Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley regions. Severe weather may produce large hail and high winds, but also a threat of tornadoes, across Texas and spreading on Wednesday into the Lower Mississippi, Tennessee and Ohio Valleys. Read More >

Current conditions at

Ames, Ames Municipal Airport (KAMW)

Lat: 41.99°NLon: 93.62°WElev: 945ft.

Fair

55°F

13°C

Humidity 45%
Wind Speed E 5 mph
Barometer 30.19 in (1022.0 mb)
Dewpoint 34°F (1°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill54°F (12°C)
Last update 23 May 11:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Ames IA

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. East wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 49 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Showers, mainly after 1pm.  High near 60. East wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Showers

    High: 60 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Showers.  Low around 49. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

    Showers and
    Breezy

    Low: 49 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am.  High near 62. East northeast wind 6 to 14 mph becoming north northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    Showers

    High: 62 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 4am, then a slight chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. North northwest wind 6 to 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 48 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 66 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 47 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 77.

    Sunny

    High: 77 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 58 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. East wind 3 to 6 mph.
Tuesday
Showers, mainly after 1pm. High near 60. East wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Tuesday Night
Showers. Low around 49. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Wednesday
Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. High near 62. East northeast wind 6 to 14 mph becoming north northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 4am, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. North northwest wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 77.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 58.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Breezy.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Sunday
A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Breezy.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Memorial Day
A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 82.
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Point Forecast:
Ames IA
 42.02°N 93.62°W
11:50 pm CDT May 23, 2022
12am CDT May 24, 2022-6pm CDT May 29, 2022
 
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