Notice of NWS' New Version of Forecast
A new version of Forecast will launch April 4, 2017.
Click here to visit the new site for details.

Severe Thunderstorm Threat Increasing This Week from the High Plains to Gulf Coast

A storm system will move from the Rockies to the East Coast during the next several days bringing a severe thunderstorm threat to many parts of the nation. On Thursday, large hail will be the main threat in the High Plains. By Friday a more widespread threat will develop in the ArkLaTex region where damaging winds, very large hail and tornadoes will be possible. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Des Moines, Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.54°NLon: 93.67°WElev: 955ft.

Partly Cloudy

55°F

13°C

Humidity 53%
Wind Speed E 12 mph
Barometer 29.77 in (1008.3 mb)
Dewpoint 38°F (3°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill52°F (11°C)
Last update 23 Mar 6:54 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Des Moines IA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 10 percent chance of showers after 5am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Southeast wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 55 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Showers likely before 1pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 1pm and 4pm, then a chance of showers after 4pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. South wind 8 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 70 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Rain and possibly a thunderstorm.  Low around 46. East southeast wind 6 to 10 mph becoming north northeast after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Rain

    Low: 46 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Rain likely, mainly before 1pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 52. North northeast wind around 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Rain Likely

    High: 52 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 1am.  Cloudy, with a low around 41. North wind 6 to 9 mph.  New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Chance Rain

    Low: 41 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 55 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.

    Chance Rain

    Low: 43 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59.

    Chance Rain

    High: 59 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 41 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
A 10 percent chance of showers after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Southeast wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Friday
Showers likely before 1pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 1pm and 4pm, then a chance of showers after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. South wind 8 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday Night
Rain and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 46. East southeast wind 6 to 10 mph becoming north northeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
Rain likely, mainly before 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 52. North northeast wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 41. North wind 6 to 9 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Sunday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 59.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 58.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Thursday
A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59.
Click Map For Forecast
Point Forecast:
Des Moines IA
 41.58°N 93.63°W
5:18 pm CDT Mar 23, 2017
7pm CDT Mar 23, 2017-6pm CDT Mar 30, 2017
 
Get as KML Get as XML

Additional Resources

Radar & Satellite Image

Link to Local Radar Data Link to Satellite Data

Hourly Weather Forecast

National Digital Forecast Database