Active Week Of Severe Weather Over Portions Of The Plains

Severe thunderstorms will occur portions of the Plains each afternoon and evening this week. The main threats with these storms are expected to be large hail, damaging winds, and a few tornadoes. Locally heavy rainfall will pose a risk for flooding concerns, particularly over portions of the southern Plains and Mississippi Valley.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Des Moines, Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.54°NLon: 93.67°WElev: 955ft.

Overcast

63°F

17°C

Humidity 87%
Wind Speed E 3 mph
Barometer 29.79 in (1008.1 mb)
Dewpoint 59°F (15°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 27 May 5:54 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Des Moines IA

  • Today

    Today: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 80. South wind 5 to 7 mph.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 80 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms.  Low around 63. South wind 3 to 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    T-storms

    Low: 63 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. South southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 79 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. South southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 61 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. West wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 82 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 63 °F

  • Memorial
    Day

    Memorial Day: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 83 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 63 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 80 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 80. South wind 5 to 7 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms. Low around 63. South wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. South southwest wind 7 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. South southwest wind 5 to 7 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. West wind 6 to 8 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Memorial Day
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Monday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Tuesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Wednesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.
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Point Forecast:
Des Moines IA
 41.58°N 93.63°W
6:03 am CDT May 27, 2016
6am CDT May 27, 2016-6pm CDT Jun 2, 2016
 
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