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Heavy rain could bring flash flooding to parts of southern Plains

Showers and thunderstorms associated with a slow-moving frontal system will bring heavy rainfall to parts of the southern Plains and mid-Mississippi Valley, which could result in flash flooding. The heaviest rainfall is expected across parts of northern Texas and southern Oklahoma. Some locations could see rainfall rates of up to 2 inches per hour.
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Current conditions at

Des Moines, Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.54°NLon: 93.67°WElev: 955ft.

Partly Cloudy

69°F

21°C

Humidity 53%
Wind Speed N 12 G 21 mph
Barometer 30.11 in (1019.1 mb)
Dewpoint 51°F (11°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 7 Jul 11:54 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles SSE West Des Moines IA

    • This
      Afternoon

      This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. North northeast wind 9 to 13 mph.

      Mostly Sunny

      High: 72 °F

    • Tonight

      Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. Northeast wind 5 to 8 mph.

      Partly Cloudy

      Low: 57 °F

    • Wednesday

      Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. East wind 6 to 9 mph.

      Mostly Sunny

      High: 72 °F

    • Wednesday
      Night

      Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. East wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable  after midnight.

      Mostly Cloudy

      Low: 57 °F

    • Thursday

      Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 76. North wind around 6 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

      Partly Sunny

      High: 76 °F

    • Thursday
      Night

      Thursday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

      Showers
      Likely

      Low: 64 °F

    • Friday

      Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 84.

      Chance
      T-storms

      High: 84 °F

    • Friday
      Night

      Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.

      Chance
      T-storms

      Low: 70 °F

    • Saturday

      Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Breezy.

      Chance
      T-storms and
      Breezy

      High: 88 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. North northeast wind 9 to 13 mph.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. Northeast wind 5 to 8 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. East wind 6 to 9 mph.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. East wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 76. North wind around 6 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84.
Friday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Breezy.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 91.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles SSE West Des Moines IA
 41.54°N 93.75°W
12:11 pm CDT Jul 7, 2015
12pm CDT Jul 7, 2015-6pm CDT Jul 13, 2015
 
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