Nothing says summer like lounging in your backyard sipping on a cool beverage!  The only thing better would be watching the Local 5 Meteorologist, Brad Edwards deliver the Most Accurate Weather Forecast in Central Iowa right from your backyard, while grilling up a tasty BBQ dinner for you and nine of your closest friends!

Each Thursday evening beginning May 31st, during Local 5 News at 5PM & 6PM, our Chief Meteorologist will deliver the evening’s weather forecast LIVE from a lucky winner’s backyard, while grillin’ some tasty BBQ. Enjoy the summer with us as we celebrate our 15th summer of Backyard BBQ! Enter to win your very own Backyard BBQ today!

This year's Grand Prize winner will receive a $3,500 landscape remodel in their backyard! 

Des Moines, IA 50321

76°F

Broken Clouds Feels like 76°
  • 7 mph ESE
  • 79%
  • 69°
  • 29.8 in
  • 05:40 AM
  • 08:52 PM

Tonight

65°F Thunderstorms

  • 11 mph E
  • 90%
  • 08:52 PM
  • Waxing Crescent

Ames, IA 50010

76°F

Overcast Feels like 76°
  • 6 mph ESE
  • 85%
  • 71°
  • 29.81 in
  • 05:38 AM
  • 08:53 PM

Tonight

64°F Thunderstorms Early

  • 12 mph SE
  • 50%
  • 08:53 PM
  • Waxing Crescent

Creston, IA 50801

75°F

Overcast Feels like 75°
  • 7 mph SSE
  • 89%
  • 72°
  • 29.83 in
  • 05:45 AM
  • 08:53 PM

Tonight

61°F Clouds Early/Clearing Late

  • 13 mph WSW
  • 20%
  • 08:53 PM
  • Waxing Crescent

Ottumwa, IA 52501

75°F

Clear Feels like 75°
  • 7 mph ESE
  • 84%
  • 70°
  • 29.83 in
  • 05:36 AM
  • 08:45 PM

Tonight

65°F Thunderstorms Early

  • 10 mph SSE
  • 80%
  • 08:45 PM
  • Waxing Crescent

Fort Dodge, IA 50501

71°F

Overcast Feels like 71°
  • 3 mph
  • 90%
  • 68°
  • 29.84 in
  • 05:38 AM
  • 08:57 PM

Tonight

61°F Thunderstorms

  • 12 mph E
  • 80%
  • 08:57 PM
  • Waxing Crescent