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Nor'easter to impact East Coast Thanksgiving travel

An active weather pattern is shaping up across the eastern U.S. as a nor'easter continues to be forecast to move up the East Coast through early Thursday. This storm will bring precipitation up and down the coast, mostly in the form of rain along coastal areas, with snow expected farther inland. These conditions are expected to impact Thanksgiving travel conditions on Wednesday.
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3 Miles NW Rathbun IA

7 Day Forecast

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Des Moines, IA Local Forecast Office

Overnight

Snow Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

Snow
Likely

Low: 30 °F

Wednesday

Rain/Snow Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

Rain/Snow
Likely

High: 35 °F

Wednesday
Night

Blustery

Blustery

Low: 16 °F

Thanksgiving
Day

Partly Sunny

Partly
Sunny

High: 25 °F

Thursday
Night

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly
Cloudy

Low: 20 °F

Friday

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 46 °F

Friday
Night

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: 33 °F

Saturday

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 50 °F

Saturday
Night

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: 25 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • Overnight Snow likely, mainly after 4am. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 30. South southeast wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Wednesday Snow likely before 9am, then rain and snow likely between 9am and 11am, then a chance of snow after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 35. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming north northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
  • Wednesday Night Cloudy, with a low around 16. Wind chill values as low as 5. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
  • Thanksgiving Day Partly sunny, with a high near 25. Wind chill values as low as 5. North northwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.
  • Thursday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. Light east wind becoming south southeast 8 to 13 mph in the evening.
  • Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.
  • Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.
  • Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.
  • Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.
  • Sunday Partly sunny, with a high near 31.
  • Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.
  • Monday Partly sunny, with a high near 31.
  • Monday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
  • Tuesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49. Breezy.