Major Winter Storm System Will Bring A Variety Of Impacts To The Central, Southern, And Eastern U.S. Through The Weekend

An impactful winter storm will track from the Plains to New England through Sunday, with bitter cold behind it. Heavy snow is likely from the Corn Belt to interior Northeast, with significant ice accumulations in the Ohio Valley and New England. Farther south, heavy rain could lead to flooding in the Tennessee Valley on Saturday, with isolated severe thunderstorms in the lower Mississippi Valley. Read More >

Current conditions at

Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.53°NLon: 93.65°WElev: 942ft.

Overcast

20°F

-7°C

Humidity 74%
Wind Speed E 12 mph
Barometer 30.07 in (1019.4 mb)
Dewpoint 13°F (-11°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill8°F (-13°C)
Last update 18 Jan 9:54 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Des Moines International Airport IA

Winter Storm Warning January 18, 12:00pm until January 19, 06:00am
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Winter Storm Warning
  • Today

    Today: Snow, mainly after 2pm.  High near 22. Wind chill values as low as 10. East wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

    Cloudy then
    Snow

    High: 22 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow, mainly before 4am. The snow could be heavy at times.  Patchy blowing snow between 9pm and 5am. Low around 12. Wind chill values as low as zero. Blustery, with a north northeast wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

    Heavy Snow
    and Patchy
    Blowing Snow

    Low: 12 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Patchy blowing snow between 9am and 11am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 10 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as -5. Blustery, with a north wind 13 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

    Blustery.
    Patchy
    Blowing Snow
    then Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 13 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 0. Wind chill values as low as -10. North northwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light north  after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 0 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 14. East northeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 14 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 10 °F

  • M.L.King
    Day

    M.L.King Day: A slight chance of snow and freezing rain between 1pm and 2pm, then a slight chance of freezing rain after 2pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. Breezy.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance Wintry
    Mix and
    Breezy

    High: 28 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A slight chance of freezing rain before 7pm, then a slight chance of snow after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Freezing Rain
    then Slight
    Chance Snow

    Low: 22 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Snow likely, mainly between 7am and 1pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 27. Blustery.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Likely
    and Blustery

    High: 27 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Snow, mainly after 2pm. High near 22. Wind chill values as low as 10. East wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Tonight
Snow, mainly before 4am. The snow could be heavy at times. Patchy blowing snow between 9pm and 5am. Low around 12. Wind chill values as low as zero. Blustery, with a north northeast wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
Saturday
Patchy blowing snow between 9am and 11am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 10 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as -5. Blustery, with a north wind 13 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 0. Wind chill values as low as -10. North northwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light north after midnight.
Sunday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 14. East northeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10.
M.L.King Day
A slight chance of snow and freezing rain between 1pm and 2pm, then a slight chance of freezing rain after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday Night
A slight chance of freezing rain before 7pm, then a slight chance of snow after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday
Snow likely, mainly between 7am and 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 27. Blustery. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6. Blustery.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 19.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23.
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Point Forecast:
Des Moines International Airport IA
 41.54°N 93.66°W
9:48 am CST Jan 18, 2019
10am CST Jan 18, 2019-6pm CST Jan 24, 2019
 
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