Heavy Rain In The Plains; Poor Air Quality Out West

A slow moving weather system in the central U.S. will bring locally heavy rain to much of the Plains this weekend. Isolated flash flooding is possible in this area. Meanwhile, smoke from ongoing wildfires will continue to cause poor air quality across much of the interior West, although fire weather conditions are generally improving in this region. Read More >

Current conditions at

Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.53°NLon: 93.65°WElev: 942ft.

A Few Clouds

75°F

24°C

Humidity 74%
Wind Speed N 8 mph
Barometer 30.05 in (1016.6 mb)
Dewpoint 66°F (19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 17 Aug 10:54 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Des Moines IA

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly clear, with a low around 67. Light north northwest wind.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 67 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Patchy fog before 7am.  Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 88. Light and variable wind becoming east around 6 mph in the morning.

    Patchy Fog
    then Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 67. East wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 67 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Southeast wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. East wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 67 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 8am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 8am and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    T-storms
    Likely then
    Showers
    Likely

    High: 78 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers between 8pm and 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 63 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 80 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 58 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly clear, with a low around 67. Light north northwest wind.
Saturday
Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 88. Light and variable wind becoming east around 6 mph in the morning.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 67. East wind around 5 mph.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Southeast wind 5 to 8 mph.
Sunday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. East wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Monday
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 8am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 8am and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers between 8pm and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 58.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 81.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 61.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 84.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
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Point Forecast:
Des Moines IA
 41.58°N 93.63°W
11:32 pm CDT Aug 17, 2018
12am CDT Aug 18, 2018-6pm CDT Aug 23, 2018
 
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