Severe Thunderstorms in the Midwest; Mountain Snow in the Northern Rockies

Scattered thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds, large hail, and a few tornadoes are expected to develop across parts of the Ohio Valley and Lower Great Lakes this afternoon. Pockets of heavy mountain snow will develop over the Northern Rockies Wednesday evening into Thursday morning. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.53°NLon: 93.65°WElev: 942ft.

Overcast and Windy

56°F

13°C

Humidity 62%
Wind Speed W 28 G 44 mph
Barometer 29.86 in (1010.9 mb)
Dewpoint 43°F (6°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 17 Apr 11:54 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Des Moines IA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 67. Windy, with a west northwest wind 16 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.

    Decreasing
    Clouds and
    Windy

    High: 67 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 4am.  Low around 48. Light and variable wind becoming north 5 to 9 mph after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Mostly Clear
    then Showers

    Low: 48 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a slight chance of showers between 1pm and 4pm.  High near 57. North northeast wind 11 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Showers then
    Chance
    Showers

    High: 57 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 35. Northwest wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 35 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Windy, with a west northwest wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    and Windy

    High: 56 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. Breezy.

    Partly Cloudy
    and Breezy

    Low: 33 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 52 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 33 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 59.

    Sunny

    High: 59 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 67. Windy, with a west northwest wind 16 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.
Tonight
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 4am. Low around 48. Light and variable wind becoming north 5 to 9 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a slight chance of showers between 1pm and 4pm. High near 57. North northeast wind 11 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 35. Northwest wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Windy, with a west northwest wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. Breezy.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 59.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Monday
A 50 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 65. Breezy.
Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Breezy.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 64.
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Point Forecast:
Des Moines IA
 41.58°N 93.63°W
12:35 pm CDT Apr 17, 2024
12pm CDT Apr 17, 2024-6pm CDT Apr 23, 2024
 
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