Major Winter Storm to Impact the Central and Eastern U.S. Through this Weekend

An impactful Pacific storm will move east and redevelop into a significant winter storm. Heavy snow to the north of this storm and heavy rain to the south with freezing rain at the junction will form over the Central U.S. Friday. This system shifts into the Eastern States on Saturday with heavy snow from the Midwest to the Northeast, and heavy rain from the Mid-South to the Mid-Atlantic. Read More >

Current conditions at

Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.53°NLon: 93.65°WElev: 942ft.

Overcast

26°F

-3°C

Humidity 78%
Wind Speed N 8 mph
Barometer 30.15 in (1022.1 mb)
Dewpoint 20°F (-7°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill18°F (-8°C)
Last update 17 Jan 9:54 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles SSW Grimes IA

Winter Storm Warning January 18, 12:00pm until January 19, 06:00am
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Winter Storm Warning
  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Northeast wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 18 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Snow, mainly after noon.  High near 24. Wind chill values as low as 10. Blustery, with an east wind 7 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

    Chance Snow
    then Snow and
    Blustery

    High: 24 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Snow. The snow could be heavy at times.  Patchy blowing snow after 7pm. Low around 12. Wind chill values as low as zero. Blustery, with a north northeast wind 16 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

    Heavy Snow
    and Patchy
    Blowing Snow

    Low: 12 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 9 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as -5. Blustery, with a north wind 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy
    and Blustery
    then Partly
    Sunny

    High: 13 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 0. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light  after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 0 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 12.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 12 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 9 °F

  • M.L.King
    Day

    M.L.King Day: A 20 percent chance of snow after noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance Snow

    High: 26 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Snow

    Low: 18 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Northeast wind 3 to 6 mph.
Friday
Snow, mainly after noon. High near 24. Wind chill values as low as 10. Blustery, with an east wind 7 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Friday Night
Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Patchy blowing snow after 7pm. Low around 12. Wind chill values as low as zero. Blustery, with a north northeast wind 16 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
Saturday
Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 9 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as -5. Blustery, with a north wind 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 0. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight.
Sunday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 12.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9.
M.L.King Day
A 20 percent chance of snow after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26.
Monday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Tuesday
A 50 percent chance of snow before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 22. Blustery.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 18.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 21.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles SSW Grimes IA
 41.63°N 93.8°W
9:03 pm CST Jan 17, 2019
10pm CST Jan 17, 2019-6pm CST Jan 24, 2019
 
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