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Severe weather possible for large portion of central, southern U.S.

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe weather Thursday afternoon through early Friday across portions of the southern and central Plains into the mid-Mississippi and Tennessee Valleys. Widespread thunderstorms are expected along and ahead of a cold front moving across these areas. The storms could produce damaging wind gusts, hail and perhaps even a couple tornadoes.
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Ames IA

7 Day Forecast

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Des Moines, IA Local Forecast Office

Today

Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 80%

Thunderstorms

High: 68 °F

Tonight

Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

Thunderstorms
Likely

Low: 45 °F

Friday

Windy

Windy

High: 51 °F

Friday
Night

Breezy

Breezy

Low: 33 °F

Saturday

Breezy

Breezy

High: 51 °F

Saturday
Night

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: 37 °F

Sunday

Partly Sunny

Partly
Sunny

High: 60 °F

Sunday
Night

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly
Cloudy

Low: 39 °F

Monday

Partly Sunny

Partly
Sunny

High: 60 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • Today Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. High near 68. East northeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming north northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Tonight Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then a slight chance of showers between midnight and 1am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 45. Northwest wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Windy, with a west northwest wind 18 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.
  • Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 13 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
  • Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
  • Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.
  • Sunday Partly sunny, with a high near 60.
  • Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.
  • Monday Partly sunny, with a high near 60.
  • Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.
  • Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.
  • Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.
  • Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.