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East Coast winter storm forecast to impact Thanksgiving holiday travel

A storm system will develop off the coast of the Carolinas early Wednesday and strengthen as it moves rapidly up the East Coast Wednesday into early Thursday. Heavy snow is likely to begin in the central Appalachians early Wednesday morning, spreading northeast through the interior Mid-Atlantic into New England by Wednesday night. Winter Storm Watches are in effect for these areas.
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3 Miles SW Moravia IA

7 Day Forecast

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Des Moines, IA Local Forecast Office

Tonight

Blustery

Blustery

Low: 17 °F

Tuesday

Sunny

Sunny

High: 36 °F

Tuesday
Night

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

Chance
Snow

Low: 26 °FRising Temperatures

Wednesday

Chance Rain/Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

Chance
Rain/Snow

High: 37 °F

Wednesday
Night

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly
Cloudy

Low: 19 °F

Thanksgiving
Day

Partly Sunny

Partly
Sunny

High: 28 °F

Thursday
Night

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly
Cloudy

Low: 22 °F

Friday

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 43 °F

Friday
Night

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: 31 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • Tonight Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 17. Wind chill values as low as 5. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
  • Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 36. Wind chill values as low as 5. West northwest wind 7 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
  • Tuesday Night A 40 percent chance of snow after midnight. Increasing clouds, with a temperature rising to around 30 by 4am. South southeast wind 7 to 10 mph. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
  • Wednesday A chance of snow before noon, then a chance of rain and snow between noon and 3pm, then a chance of snow after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 37. South southeast wind 8 to 13 mph becoming north northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
  • Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Northwest wind 10 to 13 mph.
  • Thanksgiving Day Partly sunny, with a high near 28.
  • Thursday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.
  • Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 43.
  • Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.
  • Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 48.
  • Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.
  • Sunday Partly sunny, with a high near 33.
  • Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.
  • Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 36.