Mississippi Valley Summer Heat Wave; Severe Thunderstorms and Flooding Possible to the North

A dangerous summer heat wave will continue much of the Plains, Mid/Lower Mississippi Valley, Southeast U.S. today and Thursday. Areas of severe thunderstorms may occur today and again on Thursday from parts of the northern/central Rockies and High Plains into the Ohio Valley and Carolinas. Excessive rainfall over similar areas may bring flash flooding today and Thursday. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.53°NLon: 93.65°WElev: 942ft.

Overcast

76°F

24°C

Humidity 82%
Wind Speed N 3 mph
Barometer 29.98 in (1014.3 mb)
Dewpoint 70°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index77°F (25°C)
Last update 6 Jul 10:54 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Des Moines IA

  • Today

    Today: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. Northeast wind around 6 mph.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 88 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after midnight.  Low around 71. East northeast wind around 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    T-storms

    Low: 71 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm.  High near 85. East northeast wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    T-storms

    High: 85 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Northeast wind around 6 mph.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 70 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Northeast wind 7 to 10 mph.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 65 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 84.

    Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

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

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 63 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 89.

    Sunny

    High: 89 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. Northeast wind around 6 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after midnight. Low around 71. East northeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Thursday
Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm. High near 85. East northeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Thursday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Northeast wind around 6 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Northeast wind 7 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 65.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 84.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 63.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 89.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 67.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 87.
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Point Forecast:
Des Moines IA
 41.58°N 93.63°W
8:53 am CDT Jul 6, 2022
11am CDT Jul 6, 2022-6pm CDT Jul 12, 2022
 
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