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Winter weather returns to New England, wet weather in Southwest

A fast-moving clipper system will bring snow across much of New England on Friday. The heaviest snow is expected across Maine, New Hampshire and eastern Massachusetts. Snowfall totals will be much less than what the nor'easter earlier this week brought, with less than six inches forecast for most areas. Meanwhile, wet weather will prevail across parts of the Southwest into the weekend.
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Des Moines IA

7 Day Forecast

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Des Moines, IA Local Forecast Office

Tonight

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: -3 °C

Saturday

Rain/Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 90%

Rain/Snow

High: 4 °C

Saturday
Night

Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 100%

Snow

Low: -4 °C

Sunday

Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 80%

Snow

High: -3 °CFalling Temperatures

Sunday
Night

Blustery

Blustery

Low: -16 °C

Monday

Slight Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Snow

High: -6 °C

Monday
Night

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Snow

Low: -10 °C

Tuesday

Slight Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Snow

High: 3 °C

Tuesday
Night

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly
Cloudy

Low: -8 °C

Detailed Forecast

  • Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around -3. South southwest wind 8 to 13 km/h.
  • Saturday Rain and snow likely before 3pm, then rain between 3pm and 5pm, then rain and snow after 5pm. High near 4. Southwest wind 8 to 13 km/h becoming south southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
  • Saturday Night Snow. Low around -4. Southeast wind 8 to 14 km/h becoming north northeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 8 to 12 centimeters possible.
  • Sunday Snow. Temperature falling to around -9 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as -20. Windy, with a north wind 16 to 21 km/h increasing to 29 to 34 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 48 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 centimeters possible.
  • Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around -16. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 22 to 32 km/h decreasing to 11 to 21 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 48 km/h.
  • Monday A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near -6.
  • Monday Night A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -10.
  • Tuesday A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 3.
  • Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around -8.
  • Wednesday Partly sunny, with a high near -3.
  • Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around -17.
  • Thursday Sunny, with a high near -8.
  • Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around -17.
  • Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near -5.