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Severe weather is expected across the central and southern Plains on Wednesday

The Storm Prediction Center is forecasting severe weather for Wednesday across much of the central and southern Plains. Primary threats will be large hail and damaging winds. There could also be small tornado risk farther south along the dryline.
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Ottumwa IA

7 Day Forecast

Des Moines, IA

NWS Weather Forecast Office

Overnight

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly
Cloudy

Low: 43 °F

Wednesday

Isolated Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Isolated
Thunderstorms

High: 64 °F

Wednesday
Night

Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

Thunderstorms
Likely

Low: 50 °F

Thursday

Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 80%

Thunderstorms

High: 64 °F

Thursday
Night

Mostly Clear

Mostly
Clear

Low: 44 °F

Friday

Breezy

Breezy

High: 72 °F

Friday
Night

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: 44 °F

Saturday

Slight Chance Showers Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Showers

High: 61 °F

Saturday
Night

Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

Chance
Thunderstorms

Low: 42 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • Overnight Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. East wind around 7 mph.
  • Wednesday Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. Breezy, with a southeast wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Wednesday Night Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Breezy, with a southeast wind 17 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Thursday Showers and thunderstorms likely before 7am, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 7am and 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. High near 64. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 13 to 18 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 44. West southwest wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
  • Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Breezy.
  • Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.
  • Saturday A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.
  • Saturday Night A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. Breezy.
  • Sunday A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Breezy.
  • Sunday Night A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. Breezy.
  • Monday A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 54. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
  • Monday Night A 40 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 38. Breezy.
  • Tuesday A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51. Breezy.

 

Additional Forecasts and Information

Zone Area Forecast for Wapello County, IA