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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.53°NLon: 93.65°WElev: 942ft.

A Few Clouds

86°F

30°C

Humidity 59%
Wind Speed S 17 mph
Barometer 29.94 in (1013.1 mb)
Dewpoint 70°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index91°F (33°C)
Last update 8 Aug 6:54 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Des Moines IA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. South southeast wind 5 to 13 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 73 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 101. Southeast wind 6 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 94 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 7pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable  after midnight.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 74 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming north around 6 mph in the morning.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. North northeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm  in the evening.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 64 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 85.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 85 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 68 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 87.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 69 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. South southeast wind 5 to 13 mph.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 101. Southeast wind 6 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming north around 6 mph in the morning. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. North northeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
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Point Forecast:
Des Moines IA
 41.58°N 93.63°W
6:34 pm CDT Aug 8, 2020
7pm CDT Aug 8, 2020-6pm CDT Aug 15, 2020
 
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