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Severe weather expected for portions of the Central U.S on Thursday

The NWS Storm Prediction Center (SPC) expects severe weather in the Central U.S on Thursday. The area of greatest concern is in the southern and central Plains. This area has been outlined by SPC as a slight risk area. The primary threat with these storms will be damaging winds and large hail, but isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Iowa City, Iowa City Municipal Airport (KIOW)

Lat: 41.63°NLon: 91.54°WElev: 666ft.

Fair

18°C

65°F

Humidity 87%
Wind Speed SE 9 km/h
Barometer 29.97 in (1014.3 mb)
Dewpoint 16°C (61°F)
Visibility 16 km
Last update 6 May 11:52 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

West Branch IA

  • Overnight

    Mostly Cloudy

    Mostly
    Cloudy

    Low: 16 °C

  • Thursday

    Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

    Thunderstorms
    Likely

    High: 27 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

    Thunderstorms
    Likely

    Low: 17 °C

  • Friday

    Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

    Thunderstorms
    Likely

    High: 24 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Scattered Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

    Scattered
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 13 °C

  • Saturday

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    High: 23 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

    Thunderstorms
    Likely

    Low: 14 °C

  • Sunday

    Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

    Thunderstorms
    Likely

    High: 23 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

    Thunderstorms
    Likely

    Low: 13 °C

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Southeast wind around 15 km/h.
Thursday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. Breezy, with a south wind 20 to 25 km/h increasing to 30 to 35 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 50 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between 2.5 and 5 mm possible.
Thursday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. Southwest wind 20 to 25 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between 5 and 7.5 mm possible.
Friday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a high near 24. Southwest wind around 15 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between 7.5 mm and 1 cm possible.
Friday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23.
Saturday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18.
Monday Night
A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 16.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 19.
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Point Forecast:
West Branch IA
 41.66°N 91.35°W (Elev. 243 m)
10:30 pm CDT May 6, 2015
1am CDT May 7, 2015-6pm CDT May 13, 2015
 
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