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Developing storm will spread rain across eastern U.S.; thunderstorms in the Southeast

A storm system developing in the South will move up the Mississippi River Valley on Sunday bringing rainfall to much of the eastern U.S., along with thunderstorms in the southeastern states. Some of the thunderstorms in the Southeast could produce large hail, damaging wind and heavy rain.
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Ames IA

7 Day Forecast

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Des Moines, IA Local Forecast Office

Today

Rain Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Rain
Likely

High: 53 °FFalling Temperatures

Tonight

Rain/Snow Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Rain/Snow
Likely

Low: 25 °F

Monday

Chance Flurries

Chance
Flurries

High: 28 °F

Monday
Night

Windy

Windy

Low: 16 °F

Tuesday

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 31 °F

Tuesday
Night

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Snow

Low: 23 °F

Wednesday

Slight Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Snow

High: 35 °F

Wednesday
Night

Slight Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Snow

Low: 15 °F

Thanksgiving
Day

Partly Sunny

Partly
Sunny

High: 23 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • Today Rain likely, mainly before 3pm. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 43 by 5pm. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 7 to 16 mph becoming north northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  • Tonight Rain likely before 1am, then a chance of rain and snow between 1am and 2am, then a chance of snow after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 25. Windy, with a northwest wind 20 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
  • Monday Scattered flurries. Cloudy, with a high near 28. Windy, with a west northwest wind 21 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.
  • Monday Night Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 16. Wind chill values as low as 5. Windy, with a west northwest wind 13 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
  • Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 31. West northwest wind 7 to 11 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon.
  • Tuesday Night A 30 percent chance of snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.
  • Wednesday A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35.
  • Wednesday Night A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15.
  • Thanksgiving Day Partly sunny, with a high near 23.
  • Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 11.
  • Friday Partly sunny, with a high near 27.
  • Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 16.
  • Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 28.