Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
445 PM CDT SAT APR 19 2014

SPRING WEATHER RETURNED TO IOWA TODAY WITH HIGHS SOARING INTO THE
LOWER 70S NORTH AND THE UPPER 70S SOUTH. THIS WARM AIR WAS
TRANSPORTED NORTHWARD BY A STIFF SOUTH WIND OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH
GUSTS NEARING 35 MPH. A THIN CIRROSTRATUS CLOUD SHIELD WAS
PRESENT THROUGHOUT THE STATE FOR MUCH OF THE DAY...WITH A MID
LEVEL ALTOCUMULUS CLOUD DECK FORMING BY MID AFTERNOON OVER THE
NORTHWESTERN THIRD OF IOWA OUT AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING FRONT OVER
SOUTH DAKOTA AND MINNESOTA.

THE NORTHERN PLAINS FRONT WILL MEANDER SOUTHEASTWARD TONIGHT AND
SUNDAY...REACHING SOUTHEASTERN IOWA EARLY MONDAY MORNING AND NOT
EXITING THE REGION UNTIL MONDAY NIGHT. THIS FRONT WILL BRING WITH
IT WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...THOUGH THE THREAT FOR
SEVERE WEATHER IS LOW. HIGHS FOR SUNDAY WILL BE SLIGHTLY LOWER ACROSS
NORTHERN IOWA AND MINNESOTA WITH THE FRONT AND RAIN ONGOING...BUT
READINGS WILL STILL BE IN THE 60S WHILE POINTS TO THE SOUTH HIT
THE MID TO UPPER 70S. TEMPERATURES THROUGHOUT THE REGION WILL
MODERATE BY TUESDAY AS THE FRONT FINALLY PUSHES THROUGH WITH HIGHS
IN THE 60S.

THE NEXT AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL TAKE SHAPE OVER THE HIGH
PLAINS ON WEDNESDAY MORNING AND DEEPEN AS IT REACHES MINNESOTA ON
THURSDAY EVENING. THE ATTENDANT FRONT STRETCHING SOUTH OVER
NEBRASKA AND KANSAS WILL BE THE FOCUS FOR STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS
ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING WITH COLDER AIR SPILLING IN
BEHIND THIS STORM FOR LATE IN THE WEEK.

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KS


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