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Heavy lake-effect snow continues across lower Great Lakes

Another round of heavy lake-effect snow is forecast for the Great Lakes through mid-day Friday. An additional 30 inches or more could fall in some locations, on top of the impressive amounts that have fallen already. This will result in very difficult or nearly impossible travel at times in the heaviest snow bands. The snow should taper off during the morning on Friday.
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5 Miles WSW Pella Muni Airport IA

7 Day Forecast

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Des Moines, IA Local Forecast Office

Today

Increasing Clouds

Increasing
Clouds

High: 34 °F

Tonight

Freezing Rain Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Freezing Rain
Likely

Low: 32 °FRising Temperatures

Saturday

Chance Rain Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Rain

High: 47 °F

Saturday
Night

Chance Rain Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

Chance
Rain

Low: 43 °F

Sunday

Rain Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

Rain
Likely

High: 48 °F

Sunday
Night

Chance Rain/Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Rain/Snow

Low: 29 °F

Monday

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Snow

High: 34 °F

Monday
Night

Slight Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Snow

Low: 21 °F

Tuesday

Blustery

Blustery

High: 30 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • Today Increasing clouds, with a high near 34. South southeast wind 10 to 13 mph.
  • Tonight Freezing rain likely before midnight, then rain likely. Patchy fog after 8pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a temperature falling to near 32 by 8pm, then rising to around 38 during the remainder of the night. South southeast wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible.
  • Saturday A chance of rain, mainly before 9am, then a chance of drizzle. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 47. South southwest wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
  • Saturday Night A 50 percent chance of rain. Areas of fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 43. South wind 9 to 13 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
  • Sunday Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 48. South wind 5 to 13 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Sunday Night A chance of rain before midnight, then a chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Blustery. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
  • Monday A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Windy.
  • Monday Night A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Breezy.
  • Tuesday Partly sunny, with a high near 30. Blustery.
  • Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.
  • Wednesday Partly sunny, with a high near 33.
  • Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.
  • Thanksgiving Day Partly sunny, with a high near 25.