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Rain Spreads Across the Eastern U.S. as Snow Moves Into the Great Lake States

Strong low pressure will move from the south to the Great Lake States Monday and Tuesday. A warm front will spread rain along the eastern seaboard while snow moves into the Great Lake States. Heavy snow is also expected across the northern Rocky Mountains and higher elevations of the Pacific Northwest.
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Ames IA

7 Day Forecast

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Des Moines, IA Local Forecast Office

This
Afternoon

Chance Rain Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

Chance
Rain

High: 44 °F

Tonight

Wintry Mix Chance for Measurable Precipitation 80%

Wintry
Mix

Low: 25 °F

Monday

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Snow

High: 30 °F

Monday
Night

Windy

Windy

Low: 18 °F

Tuesday

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 31 °F

Tuesday
Night

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

Chance
Snow

Low: 26 °F

Wednesday

Slight Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Snow

High: 36 °F

Wednesday
Night

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly
Cloudy

Low: 14 °F

Thanksgiving
Day

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 22 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • This Afternoon A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 44. Breezy, with a north northwest wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
  • Tonight Rain and snow likely before 2am, then a chance of snow between 2am and 5am, then a slight chance of snow and freezing drizzle after 5am. Low around 25. Windy, with a northwest wind 21 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Monday A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 30. Wind chill values as low as 10. Windy, with a west northwest wind 23 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Monday Night Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 18. Wind chill values as low as 5. Windy, with a northwest wind 13 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.
  • Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 31. West northwest wind 7 to 13 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
  • Tuesday Night A 40 percent chance of snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
  • Wednesday A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Breezy.
  • Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.
  • Thanksgiving Day Mostly sunny, with a high near 22.
  • Thursday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15.
  • Friday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29.
  • Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 19.
  • Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 28.