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

Overcast Feels like 76°
  • 6 mph NW
  • 87%
  • 72°
  • 29.96 in
  • 06:24 AM
  • 08:12 PM

Tonight

67°F Isolated Thunderstorms

  • 6 mph N
  • 50%
  • 08:12 PM
  • Waxing Crescent

Ames, IA 50010

70°F

Overcast Feels like 70°
  • 7 mph N
  • 93%
  • 68°
  • 29.98 in
  • 06:23 AM
  • 08:13 PM

Tonight

64°F Thunderstorms Early

  • 6 mph NNW
  • 40%
  • 08:13 PM
  • Waxing Crescent

Creston, IA 50801

79°F

Broken Clouds Feels like 81°
  • 9 mph N
  • 69%
  • 68°
  • 30 in
  • 06:28 AM
  • 08:14 PM

Tonight

63°F Partly Cloudy

  • 6 mph NNW
  • 20%
  • 08:14 PM
  • Waxing Crescent

Ottumwa, IA 52501

84°F

Broken Clouds Feels like 90°
  • 5 mph NE
  • 67%
  • 72°
  • 29.94 in
  • 06:20 AM
  • 08:07 PM

Tonight

64°F Isolated Thunderstorms

  • 7 mph NW
  • 30%
  • 08:07 PM
  • Waxing Crescent

Fort Dodge, IA 50501

68°F

Overcast Feels like 68°
  • 0 mph
  • 90%
  • 65°
  • 30 in
  • 06:24 AM
  • 08:16 PM

Tonight

62°F Thunderstorms Early

  • 4 mph NNW
  • 50%
  • 08:16 PM
  • Waxing Crescent