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Active pattern for the Pacific Northwest this week while a coastal low takes aim on the Northeast later this week

Thunderstorms with heavy rainfall is forecast to bring 5 to 7 inches of rainfall, with localized heavier amounts, to the Pacific Northwest throughout the week. Across the higher mountain elevations, measurable snow is likely. The Northeast will also be the focus of showers and thunderstorms beginning mid-week as a coastal low meanders of the Mid-Atlantic coast.
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Ames IA

7 Day Forecast

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Des Moines, IA Local Forecast Office

Overnight

Clear

Clear

Low: 41 °F

Tuesday

Sunny

Sunny

High: 63 °F

Tuesday
Night

Mostly Clear

Mostly
Clear

Low: 38 °F

Wednesday

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 64 °F

Wednesday
Night

Showers Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

Showers
Likely

Low: 48 °F

Thursday

Chance Showers Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

Chance
Showers

High: 65 °F

Thursday
Night

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: 48 °F

Friday

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 70 °F

Friday
Night

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: 48 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • Overnight Clear, with a steady temperature around 41. Calm wind.
  • Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 63. Light east northeast wind becoming east southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
  • Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 38. Southeast wind around 8 mph.
  • Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
  • Wednesday Night Showers likely after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. South southeast wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  • Thursday A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
  • Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.
  • Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.
  • Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.
  • Saturday Sunny, with a high near 70.
  • Saturday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 48.
  • Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.
  • Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
  • Monday Partly sunny, with a high near 62.