On July 7, 2015, NWS implemented changes to the icons depicted on all of its point-forecast pages. Changes include new icon images with increased clarity, 6-hour increments for rapidly changing weather and new color blocks to highlight forecast hazards.

A page depicting all of the new icon images can be accessed here: www.weather.gov/forecast-icons

Changes to the icons were based on analysis of 6,700 public comments collected in 2014. Also, many of these changes are based on the results of a research project led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Users are encouraged to continue to provide comments regarding these changes via email at icons@noaa.gov. NWS will continue to analyze incoming feedback and refine the icons as necessary. Any substantial change to the icons will be facilitated through the NWS public comment/review process.

Severe weather possible for parts of Midwest, New England

There is a Slight Risk of severe thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and evening across parts of the Midwest, from southeastern NE and extreme northeastern KS across northern MO and much of IA and into extreme portions of southeastern MN and southwestern WI. A Marginal Risk of severe thunderstorms extends from southwestern KS to northern MN and Lake Superior, as well as across northern New England.
Read More...

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Des Moines, Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.54°NLon: 93.67°WElev: 955ft.

Overcast

85°F

29°C

Humidity 75%
Wind Speed SE 16 mph
Barometer 29.87 in (1010.4 mb)
Dewpoint 76°F (24°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index95°F (35°C)
Last update 28 Jul 1:54 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Des Moines IA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Heat index values as high as 100. Breezy, with a south wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Scattered
    T-storms and
    Breezy

    High: 89 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before midnight.  Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph becoming northwest after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 65 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 82. Northwest wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 82 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63. West wind 6 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 63 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 90. West wind 6 to 11 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 90 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 66 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 87.

    Sunny

    High: 87 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 66 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 87.

    Sunny

    High: 87 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Heat index values as high as 100. Breezy, with a south wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 82. Northwest wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 63. West wind 6 to 10 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 90. West wind 6 to 11 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 66.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 87.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 66.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 87.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Sunday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
  Click Map For Forecast
Point Forecast:
Des Moines IA
 41.58°N 93.63°W
1:27 pm CDT Jul 28, 2015
2pm CDT Jul 28, 2015-6pm CDT Aug 3, 2015
 
Get as KML Get as XML

Additional Resources

Radar & Satellite Image

Link to Local Radar Data Link to Satellite Data

Hourly Weather Graph

National Digital Forecast Database