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East Coast winter storm forecast to impact Thanksgiving holiday travel

A storm system will develop off the coast of the Carolinas early Wednesday and strengthen as it moves rapidly up the East Coast Wednesday into early Thursday. Heavy snow is likely to begin in the central Appalachians early Wednesday morning, spreading northeast through the interior Mid-Atlantic into New England by Wednesday night. Winter Storm Watches are in effect for these areas.
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West Des Moines IA

7 Day Forecast

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Des Moines, IA Local Forecast Office

Tonight

Windy

Windy

Low: 17 °F

Tuesday

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 37 °F

Tuesday
Night

Snow Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Snow
Likely

Low: 27 °F

Wednesday

Slight Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Snow

High: 36 °F

Wednesday
Night

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly
Cloudy

Low: 17 °F

Thanksgiving
Day

Partly Sunny

Partly
Sunny

High: 26 °F

Thursday
Night

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly
Cloudy

Low: 22 °F

Friday

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 42 °F

Friday
Night

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: 31 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • Tonight Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 17. Wind chill values as low as 5. Windy, with a northwest wind 13 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
  • Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 37. Wind chill values as low as 5. West northwest wind 6 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
  • Tuesday Night Snow likely, mainly after 3am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 27. South southeast wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
  • Wednesday A 20 percent chance of snow before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 36. Southeast wind 8 to 13 mph becoming north northwest in the afternoon.
  • Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. North northwest wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
  • Thanksgiving Day Partly sunny, with a high near 26.
  • Thursday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.
  • Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.
  • Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.
  • Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.
  • Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.
  • Sunday Partly sunny, with a high near 30.
  • Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.
  • Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 35.