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Unsettled weather in store for eastern U.S. into weekend

A complex weather system moving across the eastern U.S. will bring a variety of hazardous weather to the region into the weekend. Much colder weather is expected by Saturday, along with numerous showers and accumulating snow in the higher elevations of the Appalachians. Rain and snow will move into northern New England on Sunday.
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Ames IA

7 Day Forecast

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Des Moines, IA Local Forecast Office

Overnight

Mostly Clear

Mostly
Clear

Low: 25 °F

Saturday

Sunny

Sunny

High: 45 °F

Saturday
Night

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: 31 °F

Sunday

Windy

Windy

High: 56 °F

Sunday
Night

Breezy

Breezy

Low: 41 °F

Monday

Chance Rain Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

Chance
Rain

High: 62 °F

Monday
Night

Rain Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Rain
Likely

Low: 41 °F

Tuesday

Rain Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Rain
Likely

High: 52 °F

Tuesday
Night

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: 36 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • Overnight Mostly clear, with a steady temperature around 25. Calm wind.
  • Saturday Sunny, with a high near 45. Light east southeast wind becoming south southeast 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.
  • Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 31. South southeast wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
  • Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Windy, with a south wind 11 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
  • Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. Breezy, with a south wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
  • Monday A 50 percent chance of rain after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  • Monday Night Rain likely, mainly after 8pm. Cloudy, with a low around 41. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
  • Tuesday Rain likely. Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
  • Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.
  • Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.
  • Wednesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 36.
  • Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.
  • Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.
  • Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.