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Severe Thunderstorm Threat Increasing This Week from the High Plains to Gulf Coast

A storm system will move from the Rockies to the East Coast during the next several days bringing a severe thunderstorm threat to many parts of the nation. On Thursday, large hail will be the main threat in the High Plains. By Friday a more widespread threat will develop in the ArkLaTex region where damaging winds, very large hail and tornadoes will be possible. Read More >

Current conditions at

Des Moines, Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.54°NLon: 93.67°WElev: 955ft.

Overcast

45°F

7°C

Humidity 40%
Wind Speed E 13 G 21 mph
Barometer 30.29 in (1026.5 mb)
Dewpoint 22°F (-6°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill39°F (4°C)
Last update 22 Mar 7:54 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Des Moines IA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. Southeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 39 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 50 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms, mainly before 3pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 62. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 10 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance Rain
    and Breezy

    High: 62 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A slight chance of rain and thunderstorms before 7pm, then a slight chance of rain between 7pm and 4am, then a slight chance of rain and thunderstorms after 4am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. South southeast wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 53 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of rain and thunderstorms before 1pm, then rain likely between 1pm and 4pm, then rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 68. South wind around 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Rain Likely

    High: 68 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Rain and possibly a thunderstorm before 1am, then rain likely.  Low around 47. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming east northeast after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Rain

    Low: 47 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Rain likely, mainly before 1pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 58. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Rain Likely

    High: 58 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 1am.  Cloudy, with a low around 45.

    Chance Rain

    Low: 45 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 61 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 45 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. Southeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Thursday
A 50 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms, mainly before 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 62. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 10 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
A slight chance of rain and thunderstorms before 7pm, then a slight chance of rain between 7pm and 4am, then a slight chance of rain and thunderstorms after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. South southeast wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday
A chance of rain and thunderstorms before 1pm, then rain likely between 1pm and 4pm, then rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 68. South wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday Night
Rain and possibly a thunderstorm before 1am, then rain likely. Low around 47. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming east northeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday
Rain likely, mainly before 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 58. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 45.
Sunday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45.
Monday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 60.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 59.
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Point Forecast:
Des Moines IA
 41.58°N 93.63°W
5:48 pm CDT Mar 22, 2017
8pm CDT Mar 22, 2017-6pm CDT Mar 29, 2017
 
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