Severe Storms and Heavy Rain in the Plains; Cool with Mountain Snow in the Great Basin and Rockies

A cold front combining with Imelda remnants will produce severe storms with large to very large hail, damaging winds, and heavy rain across the Central Plains and Middle Mississippi Valley. Storms may also develop in the Upper Midwest. Mountain snow in the North and Central Rockies, and widespread cooler than normal temperatures will follow the fronts passage. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.53°NLon: 93.65°WElev: 942ft.

Overcast

22°C

71°F

Humidity 90%
Wind Speed S 17 km/h
Barometer 1011.8 mb (29.90 in)
Dewpoint 20°C (68°F)
Visibility 16 km
Last update 21 Sep 5:54 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Des Moines IA

  • Today

    Today: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Cloudy, with a high near 26. Breezy, with a south wind 24 to 27 km/h, with gusts as high as 42 km/h.  New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms and
    Breezy

    High: 26 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms.  Low around 18. South wind 19 to 24 km/h decreasing to 8 to 13 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 34 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 7.5 mm and 1 cm possible.

    T-storms

    Low: 18 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 21. West southwest wind 8 to 14 km/h becoming north in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between 7.5 mm and 1 cm possible.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 21 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, with a low around 13. Calm wind.

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    Low: 13 °C

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 26. Calm wind.

    Sunny

    High: 26 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 15.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 15 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 26.

    Partly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 26 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 18.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 18 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 26.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 26 °C

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 26. Breezy, with a south wind 24 to 27 km/h, with gusts as high as 42 km/h. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms. Low around 18. South wind 19 to 24 km/h decreasing to 8 to 13 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 34 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 7.5 mm and 1 cm possible.
Sunday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 21. West southwest wind 8 to 14 km/h becoming north in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between 7.5 mm and 1 cm possible.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, with a low around 13. Calm wind.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 26. Calm wind.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 15.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 26.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 26.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 13.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 23.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 26.
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Point Forecast:
Des Moines IA
 41.58°N 93.63°W
5:49 am CDT Sep 21, 2019
6am CDT Sep 21, 2019-6pm CDT Sep 27, 2019
 
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