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Severe weather possible for parts of central Plains

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms Friday afternoon and evening across portions of the central Plains, from northeastern Colorado across much of Nebraska and northern Kansas and into extreme portions of western Iowa and northwestern Missouri. Large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are possible.
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Ames IA

7 Day Forecast

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Des Moines, IA Local Forecast Office

Tonight

Scattered Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

Scattered
Thunderstorms

Low: 71 °F

Saturday

Isolated Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Isolated
Thunderstorms

High: 89 °F

Saturday
Night

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: 68 °F

Sunday

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 91 °F

Sunday
Night

Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Thunderstorms

Low: 66 °F

Monday

Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Thunderstorms

High: 84 °F

Monday
Night

Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

Chance
Thunderstorms

Low: 66 °F

Tuesday

Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

Chance
Thunderstorms

High: 83 °F

Tuesday
Night

Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Thunderstorms
Likely

Low: 64 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • Tonight Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. East wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Saturday Isolated showers and thunderstorms before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. East wind 5 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Southeast wind around 8 mph.
  • Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. South wind 7 to 13 mph.
  • Sunday Night A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind 3 to 8 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Monday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
  • Monday Night A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
  • Tuesday A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
  • Tuesday Night Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
  • Wednesday A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75.
  • Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.
  • Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.
  • Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.
  • Friday Sunny, with a high near 76.