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Strong storm system to bring unsettled weather from Gulf Coast to Great Lakes through Wednesday

A strong storm system will bring potential for severe weather, heavy rainfall and flooding, and heavy snow from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes through Wednesday. Severe storms are possible Tuesday across the Gulf Coast states with damaging winds as the primary threat, however a tornadoes cannot be ruled out. Flash flooding is also possible across parts of the Southeast through Wednesday.
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3 Miles SE Polk City IA

7 Day Forecast

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Des Moines, IA Local Forecast Office

Overnight

Rain Chance for Measurable Precipitation 80%

Rain

Low: 35 °F

Tuesday

Rain/Snow Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

Rain/Snow
Likely

High: 36 °F

Tuesday
Night

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Snow

Low: 30 °F

Wednesday

Slight Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Snow

High: 34 °F

Wednesday
Night

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly
Cloudy

Low: 25 °F

Christmas
Day

Partly Sunny

Partly
Sunny

High: 41 °F

Thursday
Night

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly
Cloudy

Low: 31 °F

Friday

Slight Chance Rain/Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Rain/Snow

High: 37 °F

Friday
Night

Blustery

Blustery

Low: 16 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • Overnight Rain. Patchy fog. Low around 35. East northeast wind around 7 mph becoming north northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  • Tuesday Rain and snow likely, becoming all snow after 8am. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 36. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Tuesday Night A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 30. North wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Wednesday A 20 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Breezy, with a north wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
  • Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. West northwest wind 8 to 13 mph becoming south southwest after midnight.
  • Christmas Day Partly sunny, with a high near 41.
  • Thursday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.
  • Friday A slight chance of rain and snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 37. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Blustery.
  • Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 27.
  • Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 18.
  • Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 32.
  • Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
  • Monday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30.