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Heavy rain could lead to flash flooding for parts of Upper Midwest, Four Corners region

Showers and thunderstorms are expected across parts of the Upper Midwest on Friday. Heavy rain from these storms could lead to isolated flash flooding. Heavy rainfall could lead to flash flooding across parts of Upper Midwest and Four Corners region. Isolated flash flooding is also possible across parts of the Four Corners region and Desert Southwest. Remember, Turn Around, Don't Drown!
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Current conditions at

Des Moines, Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.54°NLon: 93.67°WElev: 955ft.

Mostly Cloudy

32°C

89°F

Humidity 53%
Wind Speed S 19 km/h
Barometer 29.93 in (1012.7 mb)
Dewpoint 21°C (70°F)
Visibility 16 km
Heat Index34°C (94°F)
Last update 4 Sep 3:54 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Des Moines IA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. South wind around 18 km/h.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 33 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. South wind 10 to 14 km/h.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 22 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. South wind 10 to 15 km/h increasing to 18 to 23 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 km/h.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 33 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 23. South wind 13 to 18 km/h.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 23 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Breezy, with a south wind 13 to 18 km/h increasing to 21 to 26 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 37 km/h.  New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms and
    Breezy

    High: 33 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8pm.  Low around 21. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 2 and 3 cm possible.

    T-storms

    Low: 21 °C

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8am.  High near 28. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    T-storms then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 28 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 19 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 27. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 27 °C

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. South wind around 18 km/h.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. South wind 10 to 14 km/h.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. South wind 10 to 15 km/h increasing to 18 to 23 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 km/h.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 23. South wind 13 to 18 km/h.
Sunday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Breezy, with a south wind 13 to 18 km/h increasing to 21 to 26 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 37 km/h. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8pm. Low around 21. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 2 and 3 cm possible.
Labor Day
Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8am. High near 28. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Monday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 27. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 24.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 13.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 25.
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Point Forecast:
Des Moines IA
 41.58°N 93.63°W
3:26 pm CDT Sep 4, 2015
4pm CDT Sep 4, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 10, 2015
 
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