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Severe weather is expected across the central and southern Plains on Wednesday

The Storm Prediction Center is forecasting severe weather for Wednesday across much of the central and southern Plains. Primary threats will be large hail and damaging winds. There could also be small tornado risk farther south along the dryline.
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Des Moines IA

7 Day Forecast

Des Moines, IA

NWS Weather Forecast Office

Today

Showers Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Showers
Likely

High: 17 °C

Tonight

Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 100%

Thunderstorms

Low: 12 °C

Thursday

Showers Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Showers
Likely

High: 19 °C

Thursday
Night

Mostly Clear

Mostly
Clear

Low: 7 °C

Friday

Breezy

Breezy

High: 24 °C

Friday
Night

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: 7 °C

Saturday

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 18 °C

Saturday
Night

Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

Chance
Thunderstorms

Low: 11 °C

Sunday

Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

Chance
Thunderstorms

High: 14 °C

Detailed Forecast

  • Today Showers likely, mainly before 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 17. Windy, with a southeast wind 18 to 23 km/h increasing to 32 to 37 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 48 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm possible.
  • Tonight Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after midnight. Low around 12. Windy, with a southeast wind 27 to 34 km/h, with gusts as high as 47 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 cm possible.
  • Thursday Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 10am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 10am and 1pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 19. South southeast wind 21 to 24 km/h becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 34 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between 5 and 7.5 mm possible.
  • Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 7. West wind 19 to 24 km/h decreasing to 13 to 18 km/h in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 34 km/h.
  • Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 24. Breezy, with a west wind 13 to 18 km/h increasing to 21 to 26 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 37 km/h.
  • Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 7.
  • Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 18.
  • Saturday Night A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Breezy.
  • Sunday A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 14. Windy.
  • Sunday Night Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
  • Monday A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 14. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
  • Monday Night A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4.
  • Tuesday A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 11. Breezy.

 

Additional Forecasts and Information

Zone Area Forecast for Polk County, IA