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Wintry mix and snow from the western mountains to the southern Plains

A storm system in the west will bring rain to California and the Desert Southwest Saturday. Snow will fall in the Sierra, Great Basin and southern Rocky Mountains. Meanwhile a warm front will bring rain to Texas with a wintry mix from the Red River Valley to southern Ohio Valley. North of this front, snow is expected from the southern Plains to northern Ohio Valley.
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Ames IA

7 Day Forecast

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Des Moines, IA Local Forecast Office

Tonight

Clear

Clear

Low: -10 °F

Saturday

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Snow

High: 21 °F

Saturday
Night

Snow Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Snow
Likely

Low: 19 °F

Sunday

Snow Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Snow
Likely

High: 29 °F

Sunday
Night

Slight Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Snow

Low: 7 °F

Monday

Partly Sunny

Partly
Sunny

High: 27 °F

Monday
Night

Wintry Mix Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

Wintry
Mix

Low: 23 °F

Tuesday

Snow/Sleet Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

Snow/Sleet

High: 34 °F

Tuesday
Night

Snow Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

Snow
Likely

Low: 6 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • Tonight Clear, with a low around -10. Wind chill values as low as -20. Southeast wind around 6 mph.
  • Saturday A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly after 5pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 21. Wind chill values as low as -25. South southeast wind 6 to 10 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Saturday Night Snow likely, mainly after 1am. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 19. Wind chill values as low as 5. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
  • Sunday Snow likely, mainly before 7am. Cloudy, with a high near 29. South wind 5 to 11 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Sunday Night A 20 percent chance of snow before 7pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 7. Northwest wind 7 to 11 mph.
  • Monday Partly sunny, with a high near 27.
  • Monday Night A chance of freezing rain between 7pm and 1am, then a chance of snow and sleet after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 23. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
  • Tuesday Snow and sleet likely. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
  • Tuesday Night Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
  • Wednesday A 40 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 13. Windy.
  • Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around -3.
  • Thursday Sunny, with a high near 23.
  • Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 13.
  • Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 37.