Heavy Rainfall and Flash Flood Threats Shift From Southern Plains to Lower Mississippi Valley; Elevated to Critical Fire Concerns Out West

Heavy to excessive rainfall with flash flood concerns will shift from the southern Plains into the Lower Mississippi Valley. Elevated to Critical Fire weather threats will linger through the weekend across the Great Basin and central Rockies. Finally, Major to Record river flooding will continue in portions of the Midwest and across parts of North and South Carolina this weekend. Read More >

Current conditions at

Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.53°NLon: 93.65°WElev: 942ft.

Fair

8°C

47°F

Humidity 90%
Wind Speed NE 9 km/h
Barometer 1026.6 mb (30.31 in)
Dewpoint 7°C (44°F)
Visibility 16 km
Wind Chill7°C (44°F)
Last update 22 Sep 5:54 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Des Moines IA

  • Today

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 21. East wind 8 to 10 km/h becoming south southeast in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 21 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Clear, with a low around 9. Southeast wind 5 to 10 km/h.

    Clear

    Low: 9 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Patchy fog before 8am.  Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 24. South southeast wind 5 to 14 km/h.

    Patchy Fog
    then Sunny

    High: 24 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 13. Southeast wind 10 to 13 km/h.

    Clear

    Low: 13 °C

  • Monday

    Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers after 2pm.  Sunny, with a high near 26. South wind 10 to 18 km/h.

    Sunny then
    Slight Chance
    Showers

    High: 26 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 16 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 22.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 22 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 9.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Mostly Clear

    Low: 9 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 19.

    Sunny

    High: 19 °C

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny, with a high near 21. East wind 8 to 10 km/h becoming south southeast in the afternoon.
Tonight
Clear, with a low around 9. Southeast wind 5 to 10 km/h.
Sunday
Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 24. South southeast wind 5 to 14 km/h.
Sunday Night
Clear, with a low around 13. Southeast wind 10 to 13 km/h.
Monday
A 20 percent chance of showers after 2pm. Sunny, with a high near 26. South wind 10 to 18 km/h.
Monday Night
A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 22.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 9.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 19.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 9.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 20.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 7.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 19.
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Point Forecast:
Des Moines IA
 41.58°N 93.63°W
7:47 am CDT Sep 22, 2018
8am CDT Sep 22, 2018-6pm CDT Sep 28, 2018
 
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