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Nor'easter will impact East Coast Thanksgiving travel

An active weather pattern is shaping up across the eastern U.S., with a nor'easter developing off the Gulf Coast on Tuesday and moving up the East Coast Tuesday night through early Thursday. The storm will bring precipitation up and down the coast, mostly in the form of rain along coastal areas, with snow expected farther inland. This will likely impact those with Thanksgiving travel plans on Wed.
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Des Moines IA

7 Day Forecast

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Des Moines, IA Local Forecast Office

Tonight

Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 90%

Snow

Low: -3 °C

Wednesday

Rain/Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 90%

Rain/Snow

High: 2 °C

Wednesday
Night

Blustery

Blustery

Low: -10 °C

Thanksgiving
Day

Partly Sunny

Partly
Sunny

High: -6 °C

Thursday
Night

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly
Cloudy

Low: -7 °C

Friday

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 7 °C

Friday
Night

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: 0 °C

Saturday

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 8 °C

Saturday
Night

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: -6 °C

Detailed Forecast

  • Tonight Snow, mainly after 1am. Low around -3. South southeast wind 14 to 18 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 3 to 5 centimeters possible.
  • Wednesday Rain and snow before 5pm, then a slight chance of snow. High near 2. Breezy, with a southeast wind 16 to 26 km/h becoming north northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 centimeters possible.
  • Wednesday Night Cloudy, with a low around -10. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 18 to 26 km/h, with gusts as high as 37 km/h.
  • Thanksgiving Day Partly sunny, with a high near -6. Wind chill values as low as -15. North northwest wind 11 to 16 km/h becoming north northwest 5 to 10 km/h in the afternoon.
  • Thursday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around -7. South southeast wind 10 to 18 km/h.
  • Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 7.
  • Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 0.
  • Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 8.
  • Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around -6.
  • Sunday Partly sunny, with a high near -3.
  • Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around -9.
  • Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near -2.
  • Monday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around -4.
  • Tuesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 8. Breezy.