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Heavy rain and flash flooding possible in portions of the Southwest this weekend

An upper-level low in the Southwest U.S. will act as a trigger for thunderstorms this weekend. The area of greatest concern is in New Mexico, southeast Utah and portions of southern Colorado. Storms will be slow moving and could bring several rounds of rain to the same areas. Rainfall amounts may exceed 3 inches in localized areas. Flash Flood Watches are in effect. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.53°NLon: 93.65°WElev: 942ft.

Partly Cloudy

78°F

26°C

Humidity 71%
Wind Speed W 12 mph
Barometer 29.95 in (1013.4 mb)
Dewpoint 68°F (20°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index80°F (27°C)
Last update 20 Aug 2:54 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Des Moines IA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. South southwest wind around 7 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 86 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind 6 to 8 mph becoming east after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 68 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Southeast wind 6 to 9 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 88 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind 6 to 8 mph becoming west after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 69 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. North wind 7 to 11 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 81 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 56 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 79.

    Sunny

    High: 79 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 56 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 79 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. South southwest wind around 7 mph.
Tonight
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind 6 to 8 mph becoming east after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Monday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Southeast wind 6 to 9 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind 6 to 8 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. North wind 7 to 11 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 56.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 79.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 56.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 80.
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Point Forecast:
Des Moines IA
 41.58°N 93.63°W
1:32 pm CDT Aug 20, 2017
3pm CDT Aug 20, 2017-6pm CDT Aug 26, 2017
 
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