Severe Thunderstorm and Critical Fire Weather Threats in the Central U.S. Tuesday

There is an Enhanced Risk (Level 3 of 5) for severe thunderstorms Tuesday with threats for significant severe hail and tornado potential over southern Iowa into northern Missouri and west-central Illinois. Elevated to critical fire weather is possible Tuesday due to gusty winds and dry conditions over parts of the southern High Plains and northeastern Montana. Read More >

Current conditions at

Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.53°NLon: 93.65°WElev: 942ft.

Overcast and Breezy

63°F

17°C

Humidity 73%
Wind Speed E 21 G 28 mph
Barometer 29.63 in (1002.9 mb)
Dewpoint 54°F (12°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 16 Apr 7:54 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles NW Des Moines IA

Wind Advisory until April 16, 07:00pm
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Wind Advisory
  •  
    Wind Advisory until April 16, 07:00pm

    NOW until
    7:00pm Tue

    Wind Advisory

  • Today

    Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 9am, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 9am and 3pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Some of the storms could be severe.  High near 73. Windy, with an east southeast wind 17 to 22 mph increasing to 24 to 29 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 43 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

    Severe
    Thunderstorms
    and Windy

    High: 73 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Some of the storms could be severe.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 17 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Severe
    Thunderstorms
    and Breezy

    Low: 52 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. Windy, with a west northwest wind 18 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy
    and Windy

    High: 65 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers after 1am.  Increasing clouds, with a low around 46. North northwest wind 5 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    then Chance
    Showers

    Low: 46 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Showers, mainly before 1pm.  High near 54. North wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Showers

    High: 54 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 37 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Breezy.

    Mostly Sunny
    and Breezy

    High: 56 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 36 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 9am, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 9am and 3pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Some of the storms could be severe. High near 73. Windy, with an east southeast wind 17 to 22 mph increasing to 24 to 29 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 43 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Tonight
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Some of the storms could be severe. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 17 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. Windy, with a west northwest wind 18 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.
Wednesday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers after 1am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 46. North northwest wind 5 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Thursday
Showers, mainly before 1pm. High near 54. North wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Breezy.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 53. Breezy.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 59.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 39.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Breezy.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles NW Des Moines IA
 41.61°N 93.66°W
6:19 am CDT Apr 16, 2024
8am CDT Apr 16, 2024-6pm CDT Apr 22, 2024
 
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