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Much needed precipitation continues across the Southwest; central and eastern U.S. prepare for more winter weather

Widespread and much-needed precipitation across the Southwest will begin to spread into the Plains through Saturday. As the moisture encounters an Arctic airmass dropping down through the north-central U.S., moderate to heavy snow is expected to develop across the Midwest Saturday and then move into portions of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Sunday.
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Des Moines International Airport IA

7 Day Forecast

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Des Moines, IA Local Forecast Office

This
Afternoon

Rain Chance for Measurable Precipitation 90%

Rain

High: 40 °F

Tonight

Rain/Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 100%

Rain/Snow

Low: 27 °F

Sunday

Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 100%

Snow

High: 28 °FFalling Temperatures

Sunday
Night

Blowing Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Blowing
Snow

Low: 2 °F

Monday

Partly Sunny

Partly
Sunny

High: 20 °F

Monday
Night

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Snow

Low: 15 °F

Tuesday

Slight Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Snow

High: 37 °F

Tuesday
Night

Slight Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Snow

Low: 19 °F

Wednesday

Blustery

Blustery

High: 25 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • This Afternoon Rain. High near 40. South southeast wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  • Tonight Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 7pm. Low around 27. Southeast wind 6 to 9 mph becoming northeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
  • Sunday Snow with patchy blowing snow. Temperature falling to around 16 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as zero. Windy, with a north northeast wind 11 to 16 mph increasing to 18 to 23 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
  • Sunday Night Patchy blowing snow and a chance of snow before midnight. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 2. Wind chill values as low as -10. Windy, with a north northwest wind 16 to 21 mph decreasing to 7 to 12 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Monday Partly sunny, with a high near 20. Light and variable wind becoming south 6 to 11 mph in the morning.
  • Monday Night A 30 percent chance of snow before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15.
  • Tuesday A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 37.
  • Tuesday Night A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.
  • Wednesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25. Blustery.
  • Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 0.
  • Thursday Sunny, with a high near 17.
  • Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 6.
  • Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 29.