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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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2 Miles NNE Rathbun IA

7 Day Forecast

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Des Moines, IA Local Forecast Office

This
Afternoon

Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 90%

Snow

High: 32 °F

Tonight

Snow Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

Snow
Likely

Low: 2 °F

Monday

Increasing Clouds

Increasing
Clouds

High: 17 °F

Monday
Night

Slight Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Snow

Low: 13 °F

Tuesday

Slight Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Snow

High: 31 °F

Tuesday
Night

Slight Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Snow

Low: 15 °F

Wednesday

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

Chance
Snow

High: 21 °F

Wednesday
Night

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: -3 °F

Thursday

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 17 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • This Afternoon Snow with areas of blowing snow. High near 32. Wind chill values as low as zero. Windy, with a north wind 22 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
  • Tonight Snow likely with areas of blowing snow before midnight, then a slight chance of snow between midnight and 2am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 2. Wind chill values as low as -10. Windy, with a north wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
  • Monday Increasing clouds, with a high near 17. Wind chill values as low as -10. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
  • Monday Night A 20 percent chance of snow before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. Wind chill values as low as zero. South southwest wind 8 to 11 mph.
  • Tuesday A 20 percent chance of snow after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 31. South wind 6 to 10 mph.
  • Tuesday Night A 20 percent chance of snow before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15.
  • Wednesday A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 21.
  • Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around -3.
  • Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 17.
  • Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 5.
  • Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 31.
  • Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.
  • Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 38.