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Flash flooding possible for parts of Upper Midwest

A slow-moving weather system progressing from the northern Plains to the Great Lakes will bring excessive rainfall and a risk of flash flooding to portions of the Upper Midwest on Friday. The heaviest rainfall is expected from central Iowa northeastward across southeastern Minn. and into Wisc. Rainfall totals of 1-2 inches, with locally-higher amounts, are possible through Saturday morning.
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Des Moines, IA Local Forecast Office

This
Afternoon

Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Thunderstorms
Likely

High: 79 °F

Tonight

Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

Thunderstorms
Likely

Low: 62 °F

Saturday

Partly Sunny

Partly
Sunny

High: 80 °F

Saturday
Night

Mostly Clear

Mostly
Clear

Low: 62 °F

Sunday

Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Thunderstorms

High: 82 °F

Sunday
Night

Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

Thunderstorms
Likely

Low: 63 °F

Labor
Day

Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Thunderstorms

High: 77 °F

Monday
Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Thunderstorms

Low: 56 °F

Tuesday

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 77 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • This Afternoon Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. South southwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Tonight Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 80. North northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
  • Saturday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 62. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph after midnight.
  • Sunday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Breezy, with a south wind 7 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
  • Sunday Night Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
  • Labor Day A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
  • Monday Night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
  • Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
  • Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.
  • Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 80.
  • Wednesday Night A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.
  • Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.