Heavy Rain In The Plains; Poor Air Quality Out West

A slow moving weather system in the central U.S. will bring locally heavy rain to much of the Plains this weekend. Isolated flash flooding is possible in this area. Meanwhile, smoke from ongoing wildfires will continue to cause poor air quality across much of the interior West, although fire weather conditions are generally improving in this region. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Fitchburg, Fitchburg Municipal Airport (KFIT)

Lat: 42.55°NLon: 71.76°WElev: 348ft.

Mostly Cloudy

73°F

23°C

Humidity 87%
Wind Speed Vrbl 3 mph
Barometer 29.85 in (1010.7 mb)
Dewpoint 69°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 18 Aug 2:52 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Ashburnham MA

  • Overnight

    Overnight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain.  Patchy fog after 4am.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 69. Southwest wind around 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Heavy Rain
    and Patchy
    Fog

    Low: 69 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 11am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  Patchy fog before 9am.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 78. West wind 5 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Heavy Rain
    and Patchy
    Fog

    High: 78 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  Areas of fog before 9pm.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Northeast wind 3 to 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Heavy Rain
    and Areas Fog

    Low: 61 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of showers, mainly between 2pm and 3pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 68 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A slight chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Northeast wind 3 to 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 59 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A slight chance of showers between 10am and noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 71. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Showers then
    Partly Sunny

    High: 71 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 57 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 74 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A chance of showers after 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 64 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 69. Southwest wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 11am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 78. West wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Areas of fog before 9pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Northeast wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday
A chance of showers, mainly between 2pm and 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday Night
A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Northeast wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday
A slight chance of showers between 10am and noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 71. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday
A chance of showers before 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 58.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.
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Point Forecast:
Ashburnham MA
 42.65°N 71.9°W (Elev. 1099 ft)
11:10 pm EDT Aug 17, 2018
3am EDT Aug 18, 2018-6pm EDT Aug 24, 2018
 
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