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Much needed precipitation continues across the Southwest; central and eastern U.S. prepare for more winter weather

Widespread and much-needed precipitation across the Southwest will begin to spread into the Plains through Saturday. As the moisture encounters an Arctic airmass dropping down through the north-central U.S., moderate to heavy snow is expected to develop across the Midwest Saturday and then move into portions of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Sunday.
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Ames IA

7 Day Forecast

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Des Moines, IA Local Forecast Office

Today

Rain/Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 80%

Rain/Snow

High: 38 °F

Tonight

Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 100%

Snow

Low: 22 °F

Sunday

Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 100%

Snow

High: 23 °FFalling Temperatures

Sunday
Night

Slight Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Snow

Low: -2 °F

Monday

Partly Sunny

Partly
Sunny

High: 17 °F

Monday
Night

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Snow

Low: 12 °F

Tuesday

Slight Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Snow

High: 33 °F

Tuesday
Night

Slight Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Snow

Low: 16 °F

Wednesday

Blustery

Blustery

High: 22 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • Today Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 5pm. High near 38. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming east southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
  • Tonight Snow. Low around 22. East southeast wind 5 to 13 mph becoming northeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.
  • Sunday Snow with patchy blowing snow. Temperature falling to around 14 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as -5. Windy, with a north wind 15 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
  • Sunday Night A 20 percent chance of snow before midnight. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around -2. Wind chill values as low as -15. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 7 to 12 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.
  • Monday Partly sunny, with a high near 17. Light and variable wind becoming south 8 to 13 mph in the morning.
  • Monday Night A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12.
  • Tuesday A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 33.
  • Tuesday Night A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.
  • Wednesday Partly sunny, with a high near 22. Blustery.
  • Wednesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around -5.
  • Thursday Sunny, with a high near 15.
  • Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 2.
  • Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 26.