Sat, 25 May: Mostly cloudy, with Hazards – L: 65°, H: 82°

Here is your local Des Moines Iowa forecast, created at 5:15 AM on Saturday, the 25th of May. Overnight, mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Next, Saturday, a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Saturday Night, a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Looking ahead, Sunday, a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Sunrise today will be at 5:46 am and the sun will set at 8:36 pm.

There are 4 local weather hazards at the time of this report. Here are those local weather hazards.

Hazardous Weather Outlook. This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of central Iowa. Day one. Today and tonight. Thunderstorms are possible this afternoon towards central to southeastern Iowa. A few storms may be strong to possibly severe, with large hail and damaging winds the main threats. Heavy rainfall may also increase flash flooding and river flooding risks in these areas. River Flood Warnings are in effect for parts of the following rivers in central Iowa: Des Moines, Raccoon, Iowa, and Cedar. Please refer to the National Weather Service website at weather. gov/desmoines for further details. Days two through seven. Sunday through Friday. Thunderstorms are likely Sunday night. A few storms may be strong to severe. Periodic thunderstorms are likely throughout Monday and through Monday night. A few storms may be strong to severe Monday afternoon through Monday night. Thunderstorms are possible Tuesday. A few storms Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday evening may be strong to severe. Spotter information statement. Spotters may be needed off and on through the Memorial Day weekend, especially today, Saturday, and Monday.

Flood Warning. Forecast flooding severity has increased for all or portions of the following rivers in Iowa. Raccoon River. Affecting the following counties in Iowa. Polk. River forecasts include observed precipitation, as well as expected precipitation over the next 24 hours. Precautionary/preparedness actions. If you encounter a flooded area, turn around and find an alternate route. Turn around, do not drown. More information–including impact statements and crest histories–is available on the Web at. www dot weather dot gov slash desmoines. Click on the Rivers and Lakes link. Iac153-252345- /o. Kdmx. T0000z-190601t0300z/ /demi4. T1021z. T1200z. T0300z. NO/ 646 PM Central Daylight Time Fri May 24 2019. Forecast flooding increased from Minor to Moderate severity. The Flood Warning continues for The Raccoon River at Des Moines Fleur Dr, or From Walnut Creek. to the Des Moines River. Until late Thursday evening. At 5:45 PM Friday the stage was 16. feet, or 4. feet above Flood Stage. Flood Stage is 12. feet. Moderate flooding is occurring and is forecast to continue. Forecast. rise to 17. feet, or 5. feet above Flood Stage, Saturday morning. Then begin falling and go below Flood Stage late Thursday evening. Impact. At 17. feet, Water overtops portions of Fleur Drive. Lon 4157 9361 4156 9368 4158 9367 4159 9362 4157 9361.

Flood Statement. The Flood Warning has been extended for all or portions of the following rivers in Iowa. Fourmile Creek. Affecting the following counties in Iowa. Polk. River forecasts include observed precipitation, as well as expected precipitation over the next 24 hours. Precautionary/preparedness actions. If you encounter a flooded area, turn around and find an alternate route. Turn around, do not drown. More information–including impact statements and crest histories–is available on the Web at. www dot weather dot gov slash desmoines. Click on the Rivers and Lakes link. Iac153-251753- /o. Kdmx. T0000z-190525t2156z/ /dfmi4. T1518z. T1715z. T2156z. NO/ 1254 PM Central Daylight Time Fri May 24 2019. Flood Warning now in effect until late this afternoon. The Flood Warning continues for The Fourmile Creek at Des Moines Easton Blvd, or From below Interstate 80. to the Des Moines River. Until late this afternoon. At 12:30 PM Friday the stage was 13. feet, or 0. feet above Flood Stage. Flood Stage is 12. feet. Minor flooding is occurring and is forecast to continue. Forecast. continue falling and go below Flood Stage late this afternoon. Impact. At 13. feet, The low end of the dog park on Hubbell Avenue is threatened. Lon 4161 9357 4166 9356 4166 9352 4156 9350 4156 9354 4161 9357.

Flood Warning. Forecast flooding severity has increased for all or portions of the following rivers in Iowa. Des Moines River. Affecting the following counties in Iowa. Polk. River forecasts include observed precipitation, as well as expected precipitation over the next 24 hours. Precautionary/preparedness actions. If you encounter a flooded area, turn around and find an alternate route. Turn around, do not drown. More information–including impact statements and crest histories–is available on the Web at. www dot weather dot gov slash desmoines. Click on the Rivers and Lakes link. Iac153-251530- /o. Kdmx. T0000z-000000t0000z/ /desi4. T0838z. T0600z. T0000z. NO/ 1031 AM Central Daylight Time Fri May 24 2019. Forecast flooding increased from Minor to Moderate severity. The Flood Warning continues for The Des Moines River at Des Moines SE 6th St, or From below the Center Street dam. to Runnells. Until further notice. At 10:00 AM Friday the stage was 26. feet, or 2. feet above Flood Stage. Flood Stage is 24. feet. Moderate flooding is occurring and is forecast to continue. Forecast. rise to 26. feet, or 2. feet above Flood Stage, after midnight tonight. Then begin falling. Impact. At 25. feet, Water surrounds the base of Simon Estes Amphitheater. Lon 4159 9356 4152 9333 4145 9333 4154 9356 4159 9366 4159 9356.

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Fri, 24 May: Periods of showers and thunderstorms, with Hazards – L: 56°, H: 78°

Today’s Des Moines Iowa forcast, created at 5:15 AM on Friday, the 24th of May. Overnight, periods of showers and thunderstorms. Low around 56. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. And then, Friday, periods of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm. High near 78. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Friday Night, a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Then later, Saturday, a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Sunrise today will be at 5:47 am and the sun will set at 8:35 pm.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook. This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of central Iowa. Day one. Today and tonight. Thunderstorms are possible today, especially towards central and to southeastern Iowa. A few storms may be strong to possibly severe, with large hail and damaging winds the main threats. Heavy rainfall may also increase flash flooding and river flooding risks. Days two through seven. Saturday through Thursday. Outside of a brief break around Sunday, periodic thunderstorm chances are expected into early next week, including Memorial Day. A few storms may be strong to possibly severe. Flash flooding and river flooding risks will increase through the weekend. A River Flood Warning remains in effect for the West Fork Des Moines River near Estherville for the foreseeable future. Please refer to the National Weather Service website at weather. gov/desmoines for further details. Spotter information statement. Spotters may be needed off and on through the Memorial Day weekend, especially today, Saturday, and Monday.

Flood Warning. The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a Flood Warning for all or portions of the following rivers in Iowa. Des Moines River. Affecting the following counties in Iowa. Polk. River forecasts include observed precipitation, as well as expected precipitation over the next 24 hours. Precautionary/preparedness actions. If you encounter a flooded area, turn around and find an alternate route. Turn around, do not drown. More information–including impact statements and crest histories–is available on the Web at. www dot weather dot gov slash desmoines. Click on the Rivers and Lakes link. Iac153-250926- /o. Kdmx. T0927z-190530t0600z/ /desi4. T0838z. T0600z. T0600z. NO/ 427 AM Central Daylight Time Fri May 24 2019. Flood Warning in effect until early Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a * Flood Warning for The Des Moines River at Des Moines SE 6th St, or From below the Center Street dam. to Runnells. Until early Wednesday morning. At 4:00 AM Friday the stage was 24. feet, or 0. feet above Flood Stage. Flood Stage is 24. feet. Minor flooding is occurring and is forecast to continue. Forecast. rise to 25. feet, or 1. feet above Flood Stage, early Sunday morning. Then begin falling and go below Flood Stage early Wednesday morning. Impact. At 24. feet, The bike trail is closed east of Water Street. Portions of other bike trails are also affected. Lon 4159 9356 4152 9333 4145 9333 4154 9356 4159 9366 4159 9356.

Flood Watch. The Flood Watch continues for all or portions of the following rivers in Iowa. Des Moines River. Raccoon River. Affecting the following counties in Iowa. Polk. River forecasts include observed precipitation, as well as expected precipitation over the next 24 hours. As the forecast becomes more certain, this watch will be either upgraded to a Flood Warning or canceled. Flood Watch remains in effect until Monday afternoon. The Flood Watch continues for The Raccoon River at Des Moines Fleur Dr, or From Walnut Creek. to the Des Moines River. Until Monday afternoon. At 9:45 PM Thursday the stage was 9. feet, or 2. feet below Flood Stage. Flood Stage is 12. feet. No flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast. Forecast. rise to Flood Stage Saturday evening. Continue rising to 12. feet, or 0. feet above Flood Stage, early Sunday morning. Then begin falling and go below Flood Stage Monday afternoon. There is limited confidence in this river forecast. Forecasts may change so monitor for updated information. Lon 4157 9361 4156 9368 4158 9367 4159 9362 4157 9361.

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Thu, 23 May: Sunny – H: 73°, L: 61°

Today’s Des Moines Iowa weather conditions, created at 5:15 AM on Thursday, the 23rd of May. Today, sunny, with a high near 73. Then, Tonight, showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. Friday, showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 80. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Then later, Friday Night, a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South southwest wind 7 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Sunrise today will be at 5:48 am and the sun will set at 8:34 pm. See you tomorrow!

Wed, 22 May: Mostly sunny, with Hazards – H: 72°, L: 51°

Today’s Des Moines Iowa weather conditions, created at 5:15 AM on Wednesday, the 22nd of May. Today, mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. And then, Tonight, mostly clear, with a low around 51. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Thursday, mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Then, Thursday Night, a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 2am, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 2am. Low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. Sunrise today will be at 5:49 am and the sun will set at 8:33 pm.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook. This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of central Iowa. Day one. Today and tonight. Lingering thunderstorms over northern Iowa this morning. A few storms may be strong at times with gusty winds. Days two through seven. Thursday through Tuesday. Periodic thunderstorm chances are forecast from Thursday night into the Memorial Day weekend. There is some potential for heavy rain late Thursday as well as over the weekend leading to the potential for additional river flooding. While the severe weather risk remains low, a few isolates strong storms may occur at times Thursday night and over the weekend. River flooding warnings remains in effect for portions of the West Fork Des Moines River by Estherville and for the Des Moines River at Ottumwa. Spotter information statement. Spotters may be needed off and on through the Memorial Day weekend, especially around Thursday Night.

Flood Watch. The Flood Watch continues for all or portions of the following rivers in Iowa. Des Moines River. Affecting the following counties in Iowa. Polk. River forecasts include observed precipitation, as well as expected precipitation over the next 24 hours. At this time there is limited confidence associated with rainfall amounts and the location of predicted rainfall. If rainfall in the basin is less than predicted, the forecast river stage may not be reached. Conversely, if rainfall is more than predicted the river may crest higher. As the rainfall forecast becomes more certain, this watch will either be upgraded to a warning or cancelled. Flood Watch remains in effect until early Thursday morning. The Flood Watch continues for The Des Moines River at Des Moines SE 6th St, or From below the Center Street dam. to Runnells. Until early Thursday morning. At 8:00 PM Tuesday the stage was 23. feet, or 0. feet below Flood Stage. Flood Stage is 24. feet. No flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast. Forecast. rise to Flood Stage Wednesday morning. Continue rising to 24. feet, or 0. feet above Flood Stage, Wednesday afternoon. Then begin falling and go below Flood Stage early Thursday morning. There is limited confidence in this river forecast. Forecasts may change so monitor for updated information. Lon 4159 9356 4152 9333 4145 9333 4154 9356 4159 9366 4159 9356.

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Tue, 21 May: Scattered showers, with Hazards – L: 49°, H: 55°

Today’s weather conditions for Des Moines Iowa, reported at 5:16 AM on Tuesday, the 21st of May. Overnight, scattered showers. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 49. East wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. And then, Tuesday, periods of showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 55. Windy, with an east wind 14 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible. Tuesday Night, periods of showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 11pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 11pm and 1am. Temperature rising to around 55 by 9pm. Windy, with an east wind 16 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Looking ahead, Wednesday, mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Windy, with a south southeast wind 15 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Sunrise today will be at 5:49 am and the sun will set at 8:32 pm.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook. This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of central and southern Iowa. Day one. Today and tonight. A few thunderstorms with gusty winds and moderate to heavy rains are possible today and early this evening. A few severe storms are also possible far south as well. The severe potential is low overall, but a brief storm with a tornado, large hail or damaging wind are all possible if something did occur. Days two through seven. Wednesday through Monday. Intermittent thunderstorm chances are in the forecast starting Wednesday Night and lasting off and on into the weekend. There is some potential for heavy rain late Thursday, and other severe weather, heavy rain and flooding potential will be better determined in the coming days. Spotter information statement. Spotters may be needed off and on through the Memorial day weekend, especially around Thursday Night.

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Mon, 20 May: Partly sunny, with Hazards – H: 60°, L: 47°

Des Moines’s weather conditions for today, created at 6:30 AM on Monday, the 20th of May. Today, partly sunny, with a high near 60. Looking ahead, Tonight, showers, mainly after midnight. Low around 47. Breezy, with an east wind 8 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Tuesday, showers. High near 55. Windy, with an east wind 22 to 28 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible. Then, Tuesday Night, scattered showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then scattered showers between 10pm and 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 59 by 11pm. Windy, with a southeast wind 16 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Sunrise today will be at 5:50 am and the sun will set at 8:31 pm.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook. This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for much of central Iowa. Day one. Today and tonight. Showers and a few non-severe thunderstorms are anticipated later today and tonight. Days two through seven. Tuesday through Sunday. Showers and a few thunderstorms will produce moderate to locally heavy rains Tuesday with some additional river flooding possible by later this week. It will be windy Tuesday as well with a few strong to severe storms possible south. Minor flooding will also continue along the West Fork Des Moines River near Estherville for an extended period. Thunderstorms, possibly severe at times, are forecast Thursday into Thursday evening. Spotter information statement. Spotters may be needed Tuesday and Thursday.

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Mon, 20 May: Partly sunny, with Hazards – H: 60°, L: 47°

Today’s forcast for Des Moines Iowa, reported at 5:16 AM on Monday, the 20th of May. Today, partly sunny, with a high near 60. And then, Tonight, showers, mainly after midnight. Low around 47. Breezy, with an east wind 8 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Tuesday, showers. High near 55. Windy, with an east wind 22 to 28 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible. Then, Tuesday Night, scattered showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then scattered showers between 10pm and 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 59 by 11pm. Windy, with a southeast wind 14 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Sunrise today will be at 5:50 am and the sun will set at 8:31 pm.

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Sun, 19 May: A 20 percent chance of showers, with Hazards – L: 58°, H: 61°

Des Moines’s weather conditions for today, reported at 5:16 AM on Sunday, the 19th of May. Overnight, a 20 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 58. Then, Sunday, a slight chance of showers before 2pm, then a slight chance of drizzle between 2pm and 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 61. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Sunday Night, mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Breezy, with a northwest wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Looking ahead, Monday, partly sunny, with a high near 61. Sunrise today will be at 5:51 am and the sun will set at 8:30 pm.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook. This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of central Iowa. Day one. Today and tonight. No hazardous weather is expected. Days two through seven. Monday through Saturday. Thunderstorms are possible Monday night into Tuesday, mainly over central and southern Iowa. A few isolates strong to severe storms are possible along with heavy rain leading to the potential for flooding. Widespread thunderstorms, possibly severe at times, are forecast on Thursday into Thursday evening. Minor flooding continues on the West Fork Des Moines River in Estherville and on the Des Moines River in Ottumwa. Spotter information statement. Spotters might be needed Tuesday and Thursday.

Flood Watch. The Flood Watch continues for all or portions of the following rivers in Iowa. Des Moines River. Raccoon River. North Raccoon River. Affecting the following counties in Iowa. Dallas. Greene. Polk. River forecasts include observed precipitation, as well as expected precipitation over the next 24 hours. If rainfall in the basin is less than predicted, the forecast river stage may not be reached. Conversely, if rainfall is more than predicted the river may crest higher. As the rainfall forecast becomes more certain, this watch will either be upgraded to a warning or cancelled. Iaz060-200238- /o. Kdmx. T1200z-190525t2200z/ /desi4. T0000z. T0000z. T0000z. OO/ 337 AM Central Daylight Time Sun May 19 2019. Flood Watch remains in effect until Friday morning. The Flood Watch continues for The Des Moines River at Des Moines SE 6th St, or From below the Center Street dam. to Runnells. Until Friday morning. At 3:00 AM Sunday the stage was 22. feet, or 1. feet below Flood Stage. Flood Stage is 24. feet. No flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast. Forecast. rise to Flood Stage Monday morning. Continue rising to 24. feet, or 0. feet above Flood Stage, Tuesday evening. Then begin falling and go below Flood Stage Friday morning. There is limited confidence in this river forecast. Forecasts may change so monitor for updated information. Lon 4159 9356 4152 9333 4145 9333 4154 9356 4159 9366 4159 9356.

Flood Watch. The Flood Watch continues for all or portions of the following rivers in Iowa. Des Moines River. Raccoon River. North Raccoon River. Affecting the following counties in Iowa. Dallas. Greene. Polk. River forecasts include observed precipitation, as well as expected precipitation over the next 24 hours. If rainfall in the basin is less than predicted, the forecast river stage may not be reached. Conversely, if rainfall is more than predicted the river may crest higher. As the rainfall forecast becomes more certain, this watch will either be upgraded to a warning or cancelled. Iaz060-200238- /o. Kdmx. T1800z-190525t0600z/ /demi4. T0000z. T0000z. T0000z. OO/ 337 AM Central Daylight Time Sun May 19 2019. Flood Watch remains in effect until Wednesday evening. The Flood Watch continues for The Raccoon River at Des Moines Fleur Dr, or From Walnut Creek. to the Des Moines River. Until Wednesday evening. At 2:45 AM Sunday the stage was 8. feet, or 3. feet below Flood Stage. Flood Stage is 12. feet. No flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast. Forecast. rise to Flood Stage Tuesday afternoon. There is limited confidence in this river forecast. Forecasts may change so monitor for updated information. Lon 4157 9361 4156 9368 4158 9367 4159 9362 4157 9361.

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Sat, 18 May: A 30 percent chance of showers, with Hazards – L: 64°, H: 79°

Des Moines’s weather forecast for today, as of 5:15 AM on Saturday, the 18th of May. Overnight, a 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. And then, Saturday, showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Breezy, with a south wind 9 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Saturday Night, showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 10pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Low around 55. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible. Next, Sunday, showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a slight chance of showers between 1pm and 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 58. Windy, with a west northwest wind 13 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Sunrise today will be at 5:52 am and the sun will set at 8:29 pm.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook. This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of central Iowa. Day one. Today and tonight. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the area. Please refer to the National Weather Service website at weather. gov/desmoines for further details. Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms are possible by this afternoon into the evening with large hail, damaging winds and even a weak isolated tornado or two. Days two through seven. Sunday through Friday. Additional thunderstorms are forecast Sunday and again Tuesday into Wednesday. Severe storms look possible Tuesday into Tuesday night along with the threat of heavy rain. Spotter information statement. Spotters might be needed today and again Tuesday.

Flood Watch. Moderate to Heavy Rainfall Expected Late Today Through Tonight. Recent heavy rainfall combined with the potential for moderate to heavy rainfall late today through tonight will result in a flash flood potential for the region. Rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches in a short period of time are expected over the area. Monitor later forecasts for updates and possible warnings. Flash flood watch in effect from this afternoon through sunday morning. The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a. Flash Flood Watch for portions of central Iowa, northeast Iowa, south central Iowa, southeast Iowa, southwest Iowa, and west central Iowa, including the following areas, in central Iowa, Boone, Dallas, Grundy, Jasper, Marshall, Polk, Poweshiek, Story, and Tama. In northeast Iowa, Black Hawk. In south central Iowa, Appanoose, Clarke, Decatur, Lucas, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Monroe, Ringgold, Union, Warren, and Wayne. In southeast Iowa, Davis and Wapello. In southwest Iowa, Adair, Adams, Cass, and Taylor. In west central Iowa, Audubon and Guthrie. From this afternoon through Sunday morning. Heavy rainfall of 1 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts possible. Recent heavy rainfall and nearly saturated soils over the area combined with additional locally heavy rain may lead to rapid rises in area streams, creeks, and small rivers. Rapid runoff may lead to ponding of water in fields and urban and street flooding as well. Precautionary/preparedness actions. A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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Fri, 17 May: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, with Hazards – L: 65°, H: 85°

Today’s weather conditions for Des Moines Iowa, created at 5:15 AM on Friday, the 17th of May. Overnight, showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. And then, Friday, showers and thunderstorms likely before 3pm, then a slight chance of showers between 3pm and 5pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Friday Night, a slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Next, Saturday, a chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. High near 79. Breezy, with a south wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Sunrise today will be at 5:53 am and the sun will set at 8:28 pm.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook. This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of central Iowa. Day one. Today and tonight. Periods of thunderstorms are forecast today and tonight. Storms are not expected to be severe this morning. There is a marginal risk for storms from late afternoon through tonight to be severe with large hail and strong wind the threats. Locally heavy rainfall will be possible with storms. Days two through seven. Saturday through Thursday. Periods of thunderstorms are forecast Saturday through Sunday then again Tuesday through Thursday. There is a slight risk for severe storms Saturday with large hail and damaging wind the main threats though an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. Additional chances for severe storms will be possible through the period. especially Tuesday. Details on timing, location and specific threats will be defined in the coming days. Locally heavy rainfall will be possible with storms. Spotter information statement. Spotters may be needed periodically during the period.

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