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First day of meteorological fall marked by above-normal temps. across much of U.S.

Above-normal temperatures are forecast across much of the contiguous U.S. on Tuesday and in some cases will be as much as 10-15 degrees above average for this time of year. Afternoon highs could reach 90 or higher from the Great Plains to the Eastern Seaboard. One exception will be across parts of the Pacific Northwest. Remember to practice heat safety if you plan to spend extended time outside.
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Current conditions at

Des Moines, Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.54°NLon: 93.67°WElev: 955ft.

Fair

76°F

24°C

Humidity 79%
Wind Speed S 13 mph
Barometer 29.97 in (1014.1 mb)
Dewpoint 69°F (21°C)
Visibility 8.00 mi
Heat Index77°F (25°C)
Last update 1 Sep 8:54 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

West Des Moines IA

  • Today

    Today: Patchy fog before 10am.  Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 89. South southwest wind 8 to 11 mph.

    Patchy Fog
    then Sunny

    High: 89 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind 6 to 9 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 71 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 89. South wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind 6 to 10 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 71 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. South wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Mostly Sunny

    High: 89 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 71 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 89.

    Sunny

    High: 89 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 71 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 88 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 89. South southwest wind 8 to 11 mph.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind 6 to 9 mph.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. South wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind 6 to 10 mph.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. South wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 89.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Labor Day
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81.
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Point Forecast:
West Des Moines IA
 41.59°N 93.77°W
6:27 am CDT Sep 1, 2015
9am CDT Sep 1, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 7, 2015
 
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