Wet Pattern Continues From the Northwest To Rockies; Major Storm System To Develop On Thursday Across Southern Plains

A vigorous system will slide from the Northwest to the Rockies on Wednesday to keep intact the wet pattern across the extended region. Heavy to excessive rain, intense mountain snow and high winds are possible before the next system arrives on Friday. The same system will evolve into a major storm on Thursday across the southern Plains for a widespread rain event for the South and East. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.53°NLon: 93.65°WElev: 942ft.

A Few Clouds

-3°C

27°F

Humidity 81%
Wind Speed W 13 km/h
Barometer 1008.8 mb (29.77 in)
Dewpoint -6°C (22°F)
Visibility 16 km
Wind Chill-7°C (19°F)
Last update 12 Dec 12:54 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Des Moines IA

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Partly cloudy, with a low around -3. West northwest wind 13 to 16 km/h.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: -3 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 3. West northwest wind 8 to 16 km/h becoming south in the afternoon.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 3 °C

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -3. Southeast wind 8 to 10 km/h.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -3 °C

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A chance of rain and snow before 2pm, then a chance of rain between 2pm and 4pm, then a chance of rain and snow after 4pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 3. Southeast wind 8 to 16 km/h becoming north northwest in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

    Cloudy then
    Chance
    Rain/Snow

    High: 3 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -3. North wind 14 to 18 km/h, with gusts as high as 32 km/h.  New snow accumulation of less than a half centimeter possible.

    Chance Snow

    Low: -3 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 4.

    Sunny

    High: 4 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -4.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: -4 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 7.

    Sunny

    High: 7 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -2.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: -2 °C

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Partly cloudy, with a low around -3. West northwest wind 13 to 16 km/h.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 3. West northwest wind 8 to 16 km/h becoming south in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -3. Southeast wind 8 to 10 km/h.
Thursday
A chance of rain and snow before 2pm, then a chance of rain between 2pm and 4pm, then a chance of rain and snow after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 3. Southeast wind 8 to 16 km/h becoming north northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -3. North wind 14 to 18 km/h, with gusts as high as 32 km/h. New snow accumulation of less than a half centimeter possible.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 4.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -4.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 7.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -2.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 6.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -4.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 3.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -5.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 4.
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Point Forecast:
Des Moines IA
 41.58°N 93.63°W
12:03 am CST Dec 12, 2018
1am CST Dec 12, 2018-6pm CST Dec 18, 2018
 
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