Heavy Rain for Parts of Texas & Louisiana; Very Warm Across the Plains and Midwest

Tropical Depression Imelda will bring heavy rainfall to portions of coastal Texas and Louisiana through Thursday. Flash flood watches remain in effect, including for metro Houston. Elsewhere, high pressure and mainly dry weather will bring temperatures as much as 20 degrees above normal from the Central Plains to Upper Midwest. Critical fire weather conditions linger over parts of the Great Basin. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.53°NLon: 93.65°WElev: 942ft.

Light Rain

86°F

30°C

Humidity 59%
Wind Speed S 6 mph
Barometer 29.96 in (1013.5 mb)
Dewpoint 70°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index91°F (33°C)
Last update 18 Sep 2:54 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Des Moines IA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 89. South wind around 9 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind 5 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 71 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before noon.  High near 82. South southeast wind 3 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    T-storms then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 82 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Light south southeast wind.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 69 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Light south wind becoming south southeast 5 to 9 mph in the morning.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 85 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 71 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 81 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 62 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 78 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. South wind around 9 mph.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Thursday
Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before noon. High near 82. South southeast wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Light south southeast wind.
Friday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Light south wind becoming south southeast 5 to 9 mph in the morning. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Sunday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 61.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.
Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 77.
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Point Forecast:
Des Moines IA
 41.58°N 93.63°W
11:33 am CDT Sep 18, 2019
3pm CDT Sep 18, 2019-6pm CDT Sep 24, 2019
 
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