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Flash flood threat forecast from southwestern Texas to the Appalachians on Wednesday

Heavy rainfall will be possible along a frontal boundary that will extend from Maine to far southwestern Texas on Wednesday. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches will be possible with some locations seeing 5 to 6 inches especially across the southern Plains. Flash flooding will be possible mainly from southwestern Texas to the central Appalachians. Remember: Turn Around, Don't Drown.
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Current conditions at

Des Moines, Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.54°NLon: 93.67°WElev: 955ft.

Mostly Cloudy

67°F

19°C

Humidity 55%
Wind Speed NE 7 mph
Barometer 30.08 in (1018.1 mb)
Dewpoint 50°F (10°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 7 Jul 8:54 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NNW Norwalk IA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 58 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. East wind 7 to 9 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 73 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. East wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable  after midnight.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 57 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Light and variable wind becoming east southeast around 6 mph in the morning.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 77 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southeast wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 64 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 83 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 70 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 72 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. East wind 7 to 9 mph.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. East wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Light and variable wind becoming east southeast around 6 mph in the morning.
Thursday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 90.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles NNW Norwalk IA
 41.54°N 93.69°W
7:26 pm CDT Jul 7, 2015
9pm CDT Jul 7, 2015-6pm CDT Jul 14, 2015
 
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