Significant Severe Weather Outbreak Likely Today

A significant severe thunderstorm outbreak is likely for portions of the Midwest this afternoon and evening, especially from eastern Iowa into northern and central Illinois. The threats include tornadoes, a few which may be significant, large to very large hail, and damaging winds. A powerful system near the Central Plains will lift north and clash with a warm and humid air mass over the region. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.53°NLon: 93.65°WElev: 942ft.

Overcast

53°F

12°C

Humidity 93%
Wind Speed E 14 G 24 mph
Barometer 29.41 in (995.9 mb)
Dewpoint 51°F (11°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill49°F (9°C)
Last update 28 Mar 12:54 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Des Moines IA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Rain and possibly a thunderstorm before 4pm, then a slight chance of rain.  High near 68. Breezy, with a south wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Rain and
    Breezy

    High: 68 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly between 8pm and 4am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Windy, with a south southwest wind 17 to 25 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 37 mph.  New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Chance Rain
    and Windy

    Low: 40 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 56. Windy, with a west northwest wind 21 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.

    Gradual
    Clearing and
    Windy

    High: 56 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 35. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light northwest  after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 35 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 62. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 62 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of rain after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Rain

    Low: 42 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of rain.  Partly sunny, with a high near 56.

    Chance Rain

    High: 56 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of rain.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 40.

    Slight Chance
    Rain

    Low: 40 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 58.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 58 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Rain and possibly a thunderstorm before 4pm, then a slight chance of rain. High near 68. Breezy, with a south wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly between 8pm and 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Windy, with a south southwest wind 17 to 25 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 37 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Sunday
Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 56. Windy, with a west northwest wind 21 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 35. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 62. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of rain after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 56.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of rain. Partly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 58.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Friday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51.
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Point Forecast:
Des Moines IA
 41.58°N 93.63°W
12:05 pm CDT Mar 28, 2020
1pm CDT Mar 28, 2020-6pm CDT Apr 3, 2020
 
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