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Severe weather possible for parts of central U.S.

Widespread thunderstorm activity is expected to develop on Thursday along a cold front moving eastward across the plains into the Mississippi Valley. A potential for damaging wind gusts will develop with the stronger thunderstorms. Hail will also be possible in the ArkLaTex and Ozarks.
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Des Moines IA

7 Day Forecast

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Des Moines, IA Local Forecast Office

Overnight

Isolated Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 10%

Isolated
Thunderstorms

Low: 16 °C

Thursday

Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 90%

Thunderstorms

High: 22 °C

Thursday
Night

Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Thunderstorms
Likely

Low: 8 °C

Friday

Slight Chance Showers Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Showers

High: 12 °C

Friday
Night

Windy

Windy

Low: 2 °C

Saturday

Breezy

Breezy

High: 12 °C

Saturday
Night

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: 6 °C

Sunday

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 17 °C

Sunday
Night

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: 7 °C

Detailed Forecast

  • Overnight Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 5am. Widespread dense fog, mainly before 5am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 16. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
  • Thursday Showers and thunderstorms. Areas of dense fog before 9am. High near 22. East northeast wind 5 to 13 km/h becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 cm possible.
  • Thursday Night Showers and thunderstorms likely before 10pm, then a slight chance of showers between 10pm and 1am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 8. Northwest wind 14 to 18 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Friday A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 12. Windy, with a west northwest wind 27 to 32 km/h increasing to 37 to 42 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 60 km/h.
  • Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 2. Windy, with a west northwest wind 29 to 34 km/h decreasing to 23 to 28 km/h in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 47 km/h.
  • Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 12. Breezy.
  • Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 6.
  • Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 17.
  • Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 7.
  • Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 17.
  • Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 9.
  • Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 22.
  • Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 11.
  • Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 22.