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Very heavy rainfall and flooding possible in central and southern U.S. on Tuesday and Wednesday

A slow-moving front will bring multiple waves of heavy rain across a swath of the central and southern U.S., from Texas up to Michigan on Tuesday and into Wednesday. Parts of the ArkLaTex region could see 5 to 7 inches of rain on Wednesday. Freezing rain will also be possible in the Upper Midwest over next couple days, with snow in the Northern Plains and Upper Great Lakes on Tuesday. Read More >

Current conditions at

Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.53°NLon: 93.65°WElev: 942ft.

Overcast

-3°C

26°F

Humidity 88%
Wind Speed NW 26 km/h
Barometer 1014.4 mb (29.92 in)
Dewpoint -5°C (23°F)
Visibility 16 km
Wind Chill-10°C (14°F)
Last update 20 Feb 8:54 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Des Moines IA

Winter Weather Advisory until February 20, 12:00pm
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Winter Weather Advisory
  •  
    Winter Weather Advisory until February 20, 12:00pm

    NOW until
    12:00pm Tue

    Winter Weather Advisory

  • Today

    Today: A chance of freezing rain, mainly before noon.  Cloudy, with a high near -2. Northwest wind 14 to 23 km/h, with gusts as high as 29 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    Freezing Rain
    then Slight
    Chance
    Freezing Rain

    High: -2 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -12. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 21 to 26 km/h decreasing to 14 to 19 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 37 km/h.

    Mostly Cloudy
    and Blustery
    then Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: -12 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near -2. Wind chill values as low as -20. North wind 10 to 14 km/h.

    Sunny

    High: -2 °C

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -7. East northeast wind around 11 km/h.  New snow accumulation of less than one centimeter possible.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Snow

    Low: -7 °C

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A chance of snow before 3pm, then a chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 1. East wind 11 to 13 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than a half centimeter possible.

    Chance Snow
    then Chance
    Rain/Snow

    High: 1 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Rain or freezing rain likely before midnight, then freezing rain likely, possibly mixed with snow between midnight and 1am, then a chance of freezing rain after 1am.  Cloudy, with a low around -3. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm possible.

    Wintry Mix
    Likely

    Low: -3 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of freezing rain before 7am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 3. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    Freezing Rain
    then Partly
    Sunny

    High: 3 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -4.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance Snow

    Low: -4 °C

Detailed Forecast

Today
A chance of freezing rain, mainly before noon. Cloudy, with a high near -2. Northwest wind 14 to 23 km/h, with gusts as high as 29 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -12. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 21 to 26 km/h decreasing to 14 to 19 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 37 km/h.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near -2. Wind chill values as low as -20. North wind 10 to 14 km/h.
Wednesday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -7. East northeast wind around 11 km/h. New snow accumulation of less than one centimeter possible.
Thursday
A chance of snow before 3pm, then a chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 1. East wind 11 to 13 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than a half centimeter possible.
Thursday Night
Rain or freezing rain likely before midnight, then freezing rain likely, possibly mixed with snow between midnight and 1am, then a chance of freezing rain after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around -3. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm possible.
Friday
A chance of freezing rain before 7am. Partly sunny, with a high near 3. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Friday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -4.
Saturday
A chance of snow before noon, then a chance of rain and snow between noon and 1pm, then rain likely after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 4. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Saturday Night
Rain and snow likely before 10pm, then a chance of snow between 10pm and 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -6. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 6.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -3.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 7.
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Point Forecast:
Des Moines IA
 41.58°N 93.63°W
8:33 am CST Feb 20, 2018
9am CST Feb 20, 2018-6pm CST Feb 26, 2018
 
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