Heavy Rain and Flash Flooding Possible in Portions of the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Appalachians. A Few Severe Thunderstorms Possible in the West and Northwest

Rain and thunderstorms are expected over much of the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and central Appalachians. Locally heavy rain is possible, with flash flooding possible over some areas. A few severe thunderstorms will be possible over portions of the western and northwestern U.S. today and Friday.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Des Moines, Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.54°NLon: 93.67°WElev: 955ft.

A Few Clouds

71°F

22°C

Humidity 25%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.00 in (1015.9 mb)
Dewpoint 33°F (1°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 5 May 6:54 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles SSE West Des Moines IA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Clear, with a low around 51. West southwest wind around 6 mph becoming south in the evening.

    Clear

    Low: 51 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 86. Southwest wind 6 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 86 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 59 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 73. West northwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming north northeast in the afternoon.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 73 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. East northeast wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 52 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 68. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 68 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 55 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 71. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 71 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 56 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Clear, with a low around 51. West southwest wind around 6 mph becoming south in the evening.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 86. Southwest wind 6 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 59. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.
Saturday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 73. West northwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming north northeast in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. East northeast wind 5 to 8 mph.
Sunday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 68. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a high near 71. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Monday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Tuesday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 69.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 67.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles SSE West Des Moines IA
 41.54°N 93.75°W
6:57 pm CDT May 5, 2016
7pm CDT May 5, 2016-6pm CDT May 12, 2016
 
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