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Severe weather possible for parts of northern Plains and mid/upper Mississippi River Valley

Severe thunderstorms are expected across portions of the northern Plains and upper Mississippi Valley Wednesday. Large hail and damaging winds will be the main threats with these storms, but a tornado or two could occur as well. Other strong to severe storms may occur from late afternoon into the overnight hours from the middle Mississippi Valley into the lower Ohio Valley.
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Des Moines IA

7 Day Forecast

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Des Moines, IA Local Forecast Office

Today

Scattered Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Scattered
Thunderstorms

High: 91 °F

Tonight

Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Thunderstorms

Low: 73 °F

Thursday

Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Thunderstorms

High: 92 °F

Thursday
Night

Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

Chance
Thunderstorms

Low: 73 °F

Friday

Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Thunderstorms

High: 91 °F

Friday
Night

Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Thunderstorms

Low: 72 °F

Saturday

Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Thunderstorms

High: 89 °F

Saturday
Night

Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Thunderstorms

Low: 72 °F

Sunday

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 88 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • Today Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 100. South southeast wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Tonight A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. South southeast wind 6 to 9 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Thursday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 101. South southwest wind 7 to 11 mph.
  • Thursday Night A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. South southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming east after midnight. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Friday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. South southwest wind 3 to 8 mph.
  • Friday Night A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Saturday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.
  • Saturday Night A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.
  • Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
  • 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. Partly sunny, with a high near 81.
  • Monday Night A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.
  • Tuesday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.