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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, sleet and freezing rain are possible. Gusty winds and blowing snow could lead to blizzard conditions for parts of the Midwest.
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4 Miles NNW Creston IA

7 Day Forecast

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Des Moines, IA Local Forecast Office

Today

Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 100%

Snow

High: 32 °FFalling Temperatures

Tonight

Snow Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

Snow
Likely

Low: -4 °F

Monday

Increasing Clouds

Increasing
Clouds

High: 16 °F

Monday
Night

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly
Cloudy

Low: 11 °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: 13 °F

Wednesday

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Snow

High: 19 °F

Wednesday
Night

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: -4 °F

Thursday

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 17 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • Today Snow with areas of blowing snow. Temperature falling to around 15 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as -5. Windy, with a north wind 16 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
  • Tonight Snow likely with areas of blowing snow before 9pm, then a slight chance of snow between 9pm and 11pm. Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around -4. Wind chill values as low as -15. Windy, with a north wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 7 to 12 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Monday Increasing clouds, with a high near 16. Wind chill values as low as -15. Light and variable wind becoming south 9 to 14 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.
  • Monday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Wind chill values as low as -5. South wind 9 to 13 mph.
  • Tuesday A 20 percent chance of snow after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 31. West southwest wind around 9 mph becoming south in the morning.
  • Tuesday Night A 20 percent chance of snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13.
  • Wednesday A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 19. Blustery.
  • Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around -4.
  • Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 17.
  • Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 8.
  • Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 32. Breezy.
  • Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.
  • Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.