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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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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: -1 °F

Monday

Increasing Clouds

Increasing
Clouds

High: 17 °F

Monday
Night

Slight Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Snow

Low: 10 °F

Tuesday

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Snow

High: 30 °F

Tuesday
Night

Slight Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Snow

Low: 14 °F

Wednesday

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Snow

High: 20 °F

Wednesday
Night

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: -5 °F

Thursday

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 16 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • Today Snow with areas of blowing snow. Temperature falling to around 17 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as zero. Windy, with a north wind 11 to 16 mph increasing to 18 to 23 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 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 11pm, then a slight chance of snow between 11pm and midnight. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around -1. Wind chill values as low as -15. Windy, with a north wind 18 to 23 mph decreasing to 9 to 14 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 31 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 -15. 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 10. Wind chill values as low as zero. South wind 8 to 11 mph.
  • Tuesday A 30 percent chance of snow after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 30. South wind 5 to 8 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
  • Tuesday Night A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.
  • Wednesday A 30 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 20.
  • Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around -5.
  • Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 16.
  • Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 6.
  • Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 31.
  • Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.
  • Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 39.