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Severe weather is expected across the central and southern Plains on Wednesday

The Storm Prediction Center is forecasting severe weather for Wednesday across much of the central and southern Plains. Primary threats will be large hail and damaging winds. There could also be small tornado risk farther south along the dryline.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

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Ames IA

7 Day Forecast

Des Moines, IA

NWS Weather Forecast Office

Overnight

Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 90%

Thunderstorms

Low: 47 °F

Thursday

Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 90%

Thunderstorms

High: 63 °F

Thursday
Night

Mostly Clear

Mostly
Clear

Low: 40 °F

Friday

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 73 °F

Friday
Night

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: 41 °F

Saturday

Breezy

Breezy

High: 63 °F

Saturday
Night

Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Thunderstorms
Likely

Low: 47 °F

Sunday

Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

Thunderstorms
Likely

High: 60 °F

Sunday
Night

Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

Thunderstorms
Likely

Low: 47 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • Overnight Showers and thunderstorms. Low around 47. Breezy, with a southeast wind around 18 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Thursday Showers and thunderstorms before 3pm, then a slight chance of showers. High near 63. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 14 to 17 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 40. West wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
  • Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. West wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.
  • Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. West northwest wind 9 to 13 mph becoming east northeast after midnight.
  • Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Breezy.
  • Saturday Night Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
  • Sunday Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a high near 60. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
  • Sunday Night Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a low around 47. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
  • Monday A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
  • Monday Night A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 40. Breezy.
  • Tuesday A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51. Windy.
  • Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Windy.
  • Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. Breezy.

 

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