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Heat continues across parts of central, eastern U.S.

Higher-than-normal temperatures will continue across parts of the central and eastern U.S. on Thursday with afternoon highs reaching 20-25 degrees above normal for some locations. One of the warmest areas will be the northern Plains, where high temperatures could reach 100 degrees. Remember to limit time spent outside during excessive heat and take proper precautions to avoid heat-related illness.
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Current conditions at

Salina, Salina Municipal Airport (KSLN)

Lat: 38.78°NLon: 97.64°WElev: 1270ft.

Fair

36°C

96°F

Humidity 35%
Wind Speed S 31 G 48 km/h
Barometer 29.84 in (1008.6 mb)
Dewpoint 18°C (64°F)
Visibility 16 km
Heat Index37°C (98°F)
Last update 3 Sep 1:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Abilene KS

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Sunny and hot, with a high near 36. Breezy, with a south wind around 35 km/h, with gusts as high as 50 km/h.

    Hot and
    Breezy

    High: 36 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. South wind 20 to 25 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 km/h.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 22 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 34. South wind 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 25 to 30 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 km/h.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 34 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 23. South wind 15 to 25 km/h.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 23 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. South wind 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 20 to 25 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 km/h.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 35 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 23 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 35.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 35 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 21 °C

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 31.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 31 °C

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Sunny and hot, with a high near 36. Breezy, with a south wind around 35 km/h, with gusts as high as 50 km/h.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. South wind 20 to 25 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 km/h.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 34. South wind 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 25 to 30 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 km/h.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 23. South wind 15 to 25 km/h.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. South wind 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 20 to 25 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 km/h.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 35.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Labor Day
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 31.
Monday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.
Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 30.
Tuesday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 27.
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Point Forecast:
Abilene KS
 38.91°N 97.22°W
12:09 pm CDT Sep 3, 2015
2pm CDT Sep 3, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 9, 2015
 
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