Des Moines to Experience Mid-90s Heat, Storms by Midweek


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Des Moines, IA – Residents can expect a warm and eventful week as temperatures climb and storm chances increase. The National Weather Service predicts a dry and pleasant start to the week, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to high-80s. However, a significant rise in heat is expected, peaking on Thursday with temperatures potentially reaching the mid-90s.

According to the National Weather Service, the weather will remain warm and dry through Monday, providing ideal conditions for outdoor activities. As the week progresses, Tuesday will bring the first chance of rain, with scattered showers and thunderstorms anticipated. This pattern of unsettled weather is likely to continue into late Wednesday and Thursday, aligning with the peak in temperatures.

By Thursday, the heat index is expected to soar into the mid-90s, particularly affecting southern Iowa. Residents are advised to stay hydrated and take necessary precautions against heat-related illnesses. The combination of high temperatures and increased humidity will create uncomfortable conditions, making the potential for thunderstorms more likely.

Looking ahead to Friday, the weather is expected to remain warm but dry, with highs ranging from the low to mid-80s. As the weekend approaches, residents should stay updated on weather forecasts and prepare for the possibility of additional rain and storms.


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