Flash Flood Risk in the Mid-Atlantic; Storms in the High Plains; Critical Fire Weather Threats in the West

Heavy rain and thunderstorms will pose a flash flood risk for the Mid-Atlantic. Severe thunderstorms are possible through Friday from the northern and central Plains to the Upper Midwest. Elevated and critical fire weather conditions with isolated dry thunderstorm potential across a large part of the West. Above average temperatures are expected in the Southern Plains and Northeast. Read More >

Current conditions at

Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.53°NLon: 93.65°WElev: 942ft.

Overcast

84°F

29°C

Humidity 65%
Wind Speed SE 7 mph
Barometer 29.95 in (1013.3 mb)
Dewpoint 71°F (22°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index89°F (32°C)
Last update 12 Aug 6:54 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Des Moines IA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southeast wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 71 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Southeast wind 5 to 9 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 86 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Southeast wind 3 to 8 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 68 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Southeast wind 3 to 8 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Sunny

    High: 89 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. South southeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm  in the evening.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 70 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 86. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm.  Mostly clear, with a low around 63.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 63 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8am.  Sunny, with a high near 86.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Sunny

    High: 86 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 63 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southeast wind 5 to 8 mph.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Southeast wind 5 to 9 mph.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Southeast wind 3 to 8 mph.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Southeast wind 3 to 8 mph.
Friday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. South southeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 63.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8am. Sunny, with a high near 86.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 63.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 82.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 58.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 80.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
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Point Forecast:
Des Moines IA
 41.58°N 93.63°W
5:48 pm CDT Aug 12, 2020
7pm CDT Aug 12, 2020-6pm CDT Aug 19, 2020
 
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