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Rain for the Northwest

An unseasonably cool weather pattern is predicted for the remainder of the work week for portions of the Northwest. This will bring welcomed rain showers to portions of this region of the country as crews continue to fight large wildfires.
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Current conditions at

Des Moines, Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.54°NLon: 93.67°WElev: 955ft.

Partly Cloudy

24°C

75°F

Humidity 82%
Wind Speed S 13 km/h
Barometer 29.91 in (1011.8 mb)
Dewpoint 21°C (69°F)
Visibility 16 km
Last update 3 Sep 12:54 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Des Moines IA

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly clear, with a low around 21. South wind around 11 km/h.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 21 °C

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 34. South wind 11 to 18 km/h.

    Sunny

    High: 34 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 21. South wind 11 to 13 km/h.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 21 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 33. South wind 11 to 16 km/h increasing to 18 to 23 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 32 km/h.

    Sunny

    High: 33 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 22. South wind around 14 km/h.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 22 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 32.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 32 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 21 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 32.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 32 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 21 °C

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly clear, with a low around 21. South wind around 11 km/h.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 34. South wind 11 to 18 km/h.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 21. South wind 11 to 13 km/h.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 33. South wind 11 to 16 km/h increasing to 18 to 23 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 32 km/h.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 22. South wind around 14 km/h.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 32.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 32.
Sunday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Labor Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 28.
Monday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 17.
Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 25.
Tuesday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 25.
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Point Forecast:
Des Moines IA
 41.58°N 93.63°W
1:11 am CDT Sep 3, 2015
1am CDT Sep 3, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 9, 2015
 
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