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Heavy snow forecast for parts of Upper Midwest and western Great Lakes

A cold air mass behind a cold front will continue to bring below-normal temperatures across much of the eastern and northern U.S. through Thursday and allow for snow, heavy at times, to fall across parts of the Upper Midwest and western Great Lakes, mainly from central Minnesota to northern Michigan. Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories are in effect across the region.
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Ames IA

7 Day Forecast

Des Moines, IA

NWS Weather Forecast Office

Overnight

Windy

Windy

Low: 31 °F

Thursday

Decreasing Clouds

Decreasing
Clouds

High: 52 °F

Thursday
Night

Mostly Clear

Mostly
Clear

Low: 32 °F

Friday

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 59 °F

Friday
Night

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: 43 °F

Saturday

Chance Showers Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Showers

High: 68 °F

Saturday
Night

Showers Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Showers
Likely

Low: 52 °F

Sunday

Showers Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Showers
Likely

High: 66 °F

Sunday
Night

Chance Rain Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

Chance
Rain

Low: 47 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • Overnight Cloudy, with a low around 31. Windy, with a west northwest wind around 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
  • Thursday Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Northwest wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
  • Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 32. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph.
  • Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon.
  • Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Southeast wind 10 to 13 mph.
  • Saturday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 68. Windy. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Saturday Night A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
  • Sunday Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
  • Sunday Night A 50 percent chance of rain. Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.
  • Monday A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.
  • Monday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 46.
  • Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 70.
  • Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.
  • Wednesday A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 73. Breezy.

 

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