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A stormy Friday expected for parts of the central and southern U.S.

Heavy rain, flash flooding and thunderstorms are expected on Friday, from the Southern Plains to the Tennessee Valley. Some of the storms may become severe in the afternoon and evening, especially in the ArkLaTex region and parts of the Lower Mississippi Valley. Primary hazards will be isolated damaging winds gusts and hail. The Central High Plains and the Carolinas could also see strong storms.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

China Lake, Naval Air Facility (KNID)

Lat: 35.68639°NLon: 117.69°WElev: 2283ft.

Fair

27°C

80°F

Humidity 38%
Wind Speed SW 8 MPH
Barometer 29.90 in (1010.1 mb)
Dewpoint 11°C (52°F)
Visibility 16 km
Heat Index27°C (80°F)
Last update 03 Jul 2:56 am PDT
Extended Forecast for

Ridgecrest CA

  • Overnight

    Partly Cloudy

    Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 26 °C

  • Friday

    Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

    Slight Chc
    Thunderstorms

    High: 41 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

    Slight Chc
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 26 °C

  • Independence
    Day

    Hot

    Hot

    High: 41 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Mostly Clear

    Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 24 °C

  • Sunday

    Hot

    Hot

    High: 40 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Mostly Clear

    Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 24 °C

  • Monday

    Hot

    Hot

    High: 39 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Mostly Clear

    Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 23 °C

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. South southwest wind around 15 km/h.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 41. Light and variable wind becoming south southwest 10 to 15 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 km/h.
Friday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. South southwest wind 15 to 25 km/h.
Independence Day
Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 41. Southeast wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming south southwest 10 to 15 km/h in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 24. West southwest wind 20 to 25 km/h decreasing to 10 to 15 km/h in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 40 km/h.
Sunday
Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 40. West wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming south in the morning.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 24. West southwest wind 20 to 25 km/h decreasing to 10 to 15 km/h in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 35 km/h.
Monday
Sunny and hot, with a high near 39. West wind around 10 km/h becoming south in the morning.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 23. West wind 15 to 25 km/h, with gusts as high as 35 km/h.
Tuesday
Sunny and hot, with a high near 39. West northwest wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming south in the morning.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 23. West wind 15 to 25 km/h, with gusts as high as 35 km/h.
Wednesday
Sunny and hot, with a high near 38. South wind 10 to 15 km/h, with gusts as high as 25 km/h.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 22. Southwest wind 25 to 30 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 40 km/h.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 37. South wind 5 to 10 km/h.
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Point Forecast:
Ridgecrest CA
 35.62°N 117.68°W (Elev. 699 m)
2:55 am PDT Jul 3, 2015
4am PDT Jul 3, 2015-6pm PDT Jul 9, 2015
 
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