Weather Alerts for Des Moines, IA

Issued by the National Weather Service

Special Weather Statement  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT   Special Weather Statement
DES MOINES, IA

Areas Affected:
Benton - Buchanan - Cedar - Clinton - Delaware - Des Moines - Dubuque - Henry - Iowa - Jackson - Jefferson - Johnson - Jones - Keokuk - Lee - Linn - Louisa - Muscatine - Scott - Van Buren - Washington
Effective: Sun 2:19 pm Updated: Sun 5:20 pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sun 6:00 pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Observed

 
Details:
...STRONG WEST WINDS THIS AFTERNOON...
A FRONT MOVING THROUGH THE REGION WILL CHANGE THE STRONG SOUTH
WINDS TO STRONG WEST WINDS THE REST OF THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS
SUSTAINED BETWEEN 20 TO 30 MPH WILL GUST TO 40 TO 45 MPH THROUGH 6
PM FROM THE WEST. AS THE WINDS SWITCH...TEMPERATURES WILL RAPIDLY
RISE TO THE UPPER 50S TO NEAR 60.  THIS WILL TEMPORARY CREATE AN
ENHANCED THREAT FOR GRASS FIRES THROUGH SUNSET.
DRIVERS OF HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES WILL NEED TO PREPARE FOR
CHALLENGING DRIVING CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY ON NORTH TO SOUTH ROADS
THIS AFTERNOON.