Severe Thunderstorms Possible From The Plains To The Great Lakes, Heat Wave To Continue Over The Southern U.S.

Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms capable of damaging winds, large hail, isolated tornadoes, and heavy rainfall will be possible through tonight from the central Plains to the Great Lakes and Northeast U.S. The heavy rainfall could lead to localized flash flooding. Excessive heat will persist across the southern Plains and Desert Southwest early this week. Read More >

Current conditions at

Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.53°NLon: 93.65°WElev: 942ft.

Overcast

79°F

26°C

Humidity 72%
Wind Speed N 7 mph
Barometer 29.85 in (1010.1 mb)
Dewpoint 69°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index82°F (28°C)
Last update 18 Aug 5:54 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Des Moines IA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 62. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    Low: 62 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming east southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 85 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 71 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 103. Light and variable wind.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 92 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Light and variable wind.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 70 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 80 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 60 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 80 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 61 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 62. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming east southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 103. Light and variable wind.
Tuesday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Light and variable wind. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
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Point Forecast:
Des Moines IA
 41.58°N 93.63°W
6:32 pm CDT Aug 18, 2019
6pm CDT Aug 18, 2019-6pm CDT Aug 25, 2019
 
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