Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
511 PM CDT Tue Mar 28 2017
Skies were clear over the northern half of the state while the
southern half of Iowa was cloudy this afternoon. Temperatures were
warmer over the north due to the sunny skies with highs in the upper
50s and lower 60s. With cloudy skies over the south, high temperatures
only reached the lower and middle 50s. East to northeast winds were
mainly 5 to 10 mph.
Weak high pressure was over the upper midwest today and tonight.
Meanwhile, a low pressure system will enter the region and work its
way across the region tonight and Wednesday. Cloud cover will be over
much of the region through the week. Precipitation associated with the
approaching low pressure system will begin to move in from the west
overnight tonight and trek eastward through the day Wednesday.
Precipitation chances will continue on through Thursday and taper off
by Friday morning. The heaviest rains seem to be across southern Iowa
and into Nebraska, Missouri and Illinois. While no severe weather is
expected through the area, river flooding may become an issue with
expected river rises. Temperatures throughout the week will remain on
the cool side with temperatures generally in the 40s to 50s.