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Severe weather expected for Upper Midwest on Wednesday

A potent storm system will bring a chance of severe thunderstorms to parts of the Upper Midwest on Wednesday and Wednesday night. Very large hail, damaging wind gusts, tornadoes and heavy rain are possible with these storms.
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4 Miles NW Polk City IA

7 Day Forecast

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Des Moines, IA Local Forecast Office

Overnight

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: 61 °F

Wednesday

Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Thunderstorms

High: 85 °F

Wednesday
Night

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: 74 °F

Thursday

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 89 °F

Thursday
Night

Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Thunderstorms
Likely

Low: 62 °F

Friday

Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Thunderstorms

High: 71 °F

Friday
Night

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: 52 °F

Saturday

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 71 °F

Saturday
Night

Mostly Clear

Mostly
Clear

Low: 50 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • Overnight Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. South southeast wind around 5 mph.
  • Wednesday A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 7am and 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Breezy, with a south wind 7 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
  • Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. South southwest wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
  • Thursday Night Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. West wind around 9 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Friday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 71.
  • Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
  • Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.
  • Saturday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 50.
  • Sunday Sunny, with a high near 74.
  • Sunday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 54.
  • Monday Partly sunny, with a high near 74.
  • Monday Night A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.
  • Tuesday A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 75.