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Severe weather possible for parts of Plains on Wednesday

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon and evening across portions of the central Plains and mid-Missouri Valley, with a higher concentration of severe storms possible in parts of eastern Kansas and far southeast Nebraska. Large hail and damaging winds could occur with the stronger thunderstorms. A tornado or two will be possible as well.
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5 Miles SSW Otley IA

7 Day Forecast

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Des Moines, IA Local Forecast Office

Today

Showers Chance for Measurable Precipitation 90%

Showers

High: 73 °F

Tonight

Scattered Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

Scattered
Thunderstorms

Low: 61 °F

Thursday

Showers Chance for Measurable Precipitation 90%

Showers

High: 72 °F

Thursday
Night

Chance Showers Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

Chance
Showers

Low: 49 °F

Friday

Slight Chance Showers Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Showers

High: 53 °F

Friday
Night

Windy

Windy

Low: 38 °F

Saturday

Breezy

Breezy

High: 54 °F

Saturday
Night

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: 42 °F

Sunday

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 64 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • Today Periods of showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 5pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. High near 73. South southeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Tonight Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 61. South southeast wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Thursday Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 72. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
  • Thursday Night A chance of showers. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 49. West northwest wind 8 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
  • Friday A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Windy, with a west northwest wind 17 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
  • Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. Windy.
  • Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. Breezy.
  • Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.
  • Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
  • Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.
  • Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.
  • Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.
  • Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.