Dangerous Heat and Humidity Building from the Plains to the East Coast

Strengthening high pressure will bring much above normal high and low temperatures. Widespread highs in the 90s to 100 combined with dewpoints surging into the mid and upper 70s will create heat indices as high as 110 through this weekend. In addition, overnight temperatures in the 70s to low 80s will reduce the ability of the body to recover from daytime heating. Read More >

Current conditions at

Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.53°NLon: 93.65°WElev: 942ft.

Mostly Cloudy

71°F

22°C

Humidity 90%
Wind Speed NE 9 mph
Barometer 29.90 in (1012.0 mb)
Dewpoint 68°F (20°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 17 Jul 2:54 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Des Moines IA

Excessive Heat Warning until July 20, 07:00pm
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Excessive Heat Warning
  •  
    Excessive Heat Warning until July 20, 07:00pm

    NOW until
    7:00pm Sat

    Excessive Heat Warning

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 4pm. Some storms could be severe, with large hail and damaging winds.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 101. South southeast wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Severe
    Thunderstorms

    High: 91 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. South wind 11 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 78 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7am.  Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 99. Heat index values as high as 110. South southwest wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.  New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Sunny

    High: 99 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 80. South southwest wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 80 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 99. Southwest wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

    Hot

    High: 99 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 78.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 78 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 95 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 73 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 4pm. Some storms could be severe, with large hail and damaging winds. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 101. South southeast wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. South wind 11 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7am. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 99. Heat index values as high as 110. South southwest wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 80. South southwest wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Friday
Sunny and hot, with a high near 99. Southwest wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 78.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 90.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 86.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 65.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 86.
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Point Forecast:
Des Moines IA
 41.58°N 93.63°W
2:48 pm CDT Jul 17, 2019
3pm CDT Jul 17, 2019-6pm CDT Jul 23, 2019
 
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