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The flash flooding threat will begin moving east out of the Plains into the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes on Thursday

Flash flooding will continue to be possible on Thursday but will begin moving out of the central and northern Plains. The area of concern will be the Upper Midwest edging into the the eastern Great Lakes region. 1 to 2 inches of rainfall will be possible into Friday.
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Ames IA

7 Day Forecast

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Des Moines, IA Local Forecast Office

Today

Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 90%

Thunderstorms

High: 76 °F

Tonight

Scattered Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

Scattered
Thunderstorms

Low: 68 °F

Friday

Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

Chance
Thunderstorms

High: 81 °F

Friday
Night

Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

Chance
Thunderstorms

Low: 64 °F

Saturday

Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Thunderstorms

High: 80 °F

Saturday
Night

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: 63 °F

Sunday

Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Thunderstorms

High: 83 °F

Sunday
Night

Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Thunderstorms
Likely

Low: 66 °F

Labor
Day

Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Thunderstorms

High: 79 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • Today Showers and thunderstorms. High near 76. East southeast wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
  • Tonight Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. South southeast wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Friday A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. South southwest wind 6 to 8 mph. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Friday Night A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Saturday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Northwest wind around 6 mph.
  • Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.
  • Sunday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
  • Sunday Night Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
  • Labor Day A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79.
  • Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.
  • Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.
  • Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.
  • Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.