Severe Storms and Flash Flooding in the Midwest: Critical Fire Weather Threats in the West

Strong to severe storms with damaging winds, large hail, and locally heavy rain will be possible from the Central Plains to the Mid-South and the Great Lakes as a cold front moves eastward. An organized area of thunderstorms may produce a greater severe threat, including a derecho with winds up to 100 mph across parts of Iowa, Illinois, and southern Wisconsin. Read More >

Current conditions at

Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.53°NLon: 93.65°WElev: 942ft.

Mostly Cloudy

77°F

25°C

Humidity 62%
Wind Speed NW 12 mph
Barometer 29.93 in (1012.7 mb)
Dewpoint 63°F (17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index79°F (26°C)
Last update 10 Aug 4:54 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NNE Des Moines IA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. West northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 62 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming east southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 85 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am.  Mostly clear, with a low around 67. East southeast wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    then Chance
    Showers

    Low: 67 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 86. South southeast wind 5 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 86 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. South southeast wind 5 to 7 mph.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 70 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 85 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 70 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 88.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 88 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 70 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. West northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming east southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly clear, with a low around 67. East southeast wind 3 to 6 mph.
Wednesday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. South southeast wind 5 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. South southeast wind 5 to 7 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88.
Friday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles NNE Des Moines IA
 41.61°N 93.6°W
4:34 pm CDT Aug 10, 2020
5pm CDT Aug 10, 2020-6pm CDT Aug 17, 2020
 
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