Severe Weather for the Central High Plains; Heavy Rain/Flood Concerns in Parts of the East

Strong to severe thunderstorms capable of strong winds and large hail are possible over portions of the central High Plains this afternoon, including parts of the Denver metro area. A stalled front is expected to bring additional rain and flash flood risks in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast through Thursday. Red flag warnings are in effect across the Interior Northwest and Great Basin today. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.53°NLon: 93.65°WElev: 942ft.

Mostly Cloudy

73°F

23°C

Humidity 51%
Wind Speed SW 13 G 17 mph
Barometer 30.11 in (1019.3 mb)
Dewpoint 54°F (12°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 5 Aug 11:54 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Des Moines IA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. South wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 78 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. South southeast wind 5 to 7 mph.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Showers

    Low: 63 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 83. South southeast wind 6 to 10 mph.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 83 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. South southeast wind around 7 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 66 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 86. South southeast wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 72 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 92 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 74 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 92 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. South wind 6 to 8 mph.
Tonight
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. South southeast wind 5 to 7 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7am. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. South southeast wind 6 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. South southeast wind around 7 mph.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. South southeast wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.
Friday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
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Point Forecast:
Des Moines IA
 41.58°N 93.63°W
12:33 pm CDT Aug 5, 2020
12pm CDT Aug 5, 2020-6pm CDT Aug 11, 2020
 
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