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Winter storm for Rockies and High Plains

A storm system over the northern Rockies will move eastward towards the High Plains by Christmas Day. The system will produce snow over parts of the Great Basin, Rockies and High Plains on Christmas. Some of the snow will be heavy, with hazardous travel conditions. Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories are in effect in these areas.
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2 Miles SSE West Des Moines IA

7 Day Forecast

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Des Moines, IA Local Forecast Office

Christmas
Day

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 45 °F

Tonight

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: 33 °F

Friday

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly
Cloudy

High: 39 °F

Friday
Night

Chance Rain/Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Rain/Snow

Low: 27 °F

Saturday

Partly Sunny

Partly
Sunny

High: 30 °F

Saturday
Night

Mostly Clear

Mostly
Clear

Low: 18 °F

Sunday

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 32 °F

Sunday
Night

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly
Cloudy

Low: 20 °F

Monday

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly
Cloudy

High: 30 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • Christmas Day Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. South wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
  • Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. South southeast wind 7 to 13 mph.
  • Friday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming north in the afternoon.
  • Friday Night A chance of rain and snow before 9pm, then a chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 27. North northwest wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 30. West northwest wind 8 to 14 mph.
  • Saturday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 18.
  • Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 32.
  • Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.
  • Monday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30.
  • Monday Night Cloudy, with a low around 13.
  • Tuesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18.
  • Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8.
  • Wednesday Partly sunny, with a high near 17.