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Much needed precipitation continues across the Southwest; central and eastern U.S. prepare for more winter weather

Widespread and much-needed precipitation across the Southwest will begin to spread into the Plains through Saturday. As the moisture encounters an Arctic airmass dropping down through the north-central U.S., moderate to heavy snow is expected to develop across the Midwest Saturday and then move into portions of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Sunday.
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2 Miles SSW Prairie City IA

7 Day Forecast

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Des Moines, IA Local Forecast Office

Today

Rain/Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 90%

Rain/Snow

High: 38 °F

Tonight

Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 100%

Snow

Low: 26 °F

Sunday

Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 100%

Snow

High: 27 °FFalling Temperatures

Sunday
Night

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Snow

Low: 1 °F

Monday

Partly Sunny

Partly
Sunny

High: 19 °F

Monday
Night

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Snow

Low: 15 °F

Tuesday

Slight Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Snow

High: 35 °F

Tuesday
Night

Slight Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Snow

Low: 18 °F

Wednesday

Blustery

Blustery

High: 24 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • Today Rain and snow likely before 3pm, then rain between 3pm and 5pm, then rain and snow after 5pm. High near 38. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
  • Tonight Snow. Low around 26. South southeast wind 6 to 8 mph becoming northeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.
  • Sunday Snow with patchy blowing snow. Temperature falling to around 15 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as -5. Windy, with a north wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 18 to 23 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
  • Sunday Night A 30 percent chance of snow before midnight. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 1. Wind chill values as low as -10. Windy, with a north northwest wind 16 to 21 mph decreasing to 8 to 13 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Monday Partly sunny, with a high near 19. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
  • Monday Night A 30 percent chance of snow before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15.
  • Tuesday A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 35.
  • Tuesday Night A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.
  • Wednesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24. Blustery.
  • Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around -1.
  • Thursday Sunny, with a high near 17.
  • Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 4.
  • Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 26.