Regional Weather Summary
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
506 AM CDT Wed Jul 26 2017

Iowa remained warm overnight ahead of a cold front which stretched
from western Nebraska into southern Minnesota. Winds were from the
south overnight which transported warm and moist air into the state.
Readings early this morning where in the upper 60s to mid 70s
statewide with high clouds passing overhead. Some thunderstorms had
moved into far western portions of the state with light to moderate
rainfall and gusty winds.

The cold front across the region will slide south today into tonight
crossing Iowa and surrounding areas. Thunderstorms are expected along
and ahead of the front through tonight with strong storms and the
possibility of heavy rainfall. Flash flood Watches have been issued
for portions of southern Iowa into surrounding areas of Missouri and
Illinois for later today into tonight given the heavy rainfall threat.
Meanwhile, cooler air will spread across the Dakotas into Minnesota by
later today as high pressure builds into the upper Midwest. This
cooler airmass will expand south into Iowa by Thursday as the system
affecting the region slides to the east. The more seasonable and
relatively drier weather will likely persist into much of the upcoming
weekend.



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