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Winter storm to bring heavy snow from the Plains to New England through Monday

A storm system in the central U.S. will push east setting the stage for a widespread precipitation event across the central and eastern U.S. through Monday. A wide swath of accumulating snow is forecast from Nebraska to New England. Just to the south of this area of snow, freezing rain is possible. Gusty winds and blowing snow could lead to blizzard conditions for parts of the Midwest.
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Des Moines IA

7 Day Forecast

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Des Moines, IA Local Forecast Office

Tonight

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Snow

Low: -3 °F

Monday

Increasing Clouds

Increasing
Clouds

High: 15 °F

Monday
Night

Slight Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Snow

Low: 14 °F

Tuesday

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Snow

High: 27 °F

Tuesday
Night

Slight Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Snow

Low: 15 °F

Wednesday

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Snow

High: 20 °F

Wednesday
Night

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: -5 °F

Thursday

Sunny

Sunny

High: 14 °F

Thursday
Night

Mostly Clear

Mostly
Clear

Low: 5 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • Tonight A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 9pm. Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around -3. Wind chill values as low as -15. Blustery, with a north wind 8 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Monday Increasing clouds, with a high near 15. Wind chill values as low as -20. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
  • Monday Night A slight chance of snow between 9pm and midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 14. Wind chill values as low as zero. South wind 7 to 10 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Tuesday A 30 percent chance of snow after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. Wind chill values as low as zero. West northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
  • Tuesday Night A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. East southeast wind 7 to 11 mph becoming northwest in the evening.
  • Wednesday A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20.
  • Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around -5.
  • Thursday Sunny, with a high near 14.
  • Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 5.
  • Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 31.
  • Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.
  • Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 35.
  • Saturday Night A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
  • Sunday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.