Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
452 PM CDT THU APR 24 2014

A FAIR AMOUNT OF RAIN AND A FEW RUMBLES OF THUNDER WERE FELT AND
HEARD ACROSS THE REGION ONCE AGAIN THURSDAY. THE RAIN WAS ONGOING
OVER NIGHT IN MANY LOCATIONS ACROSS IOWA AND NORTHERN
MISSOURI...AND THIS RAIN CONTINUED ON AND OFF DURING THURSDAY. BY
THREE PM...DES MOINES HAD AROUND 0.62 INCHES OF RAIN...MASON CITY
HAD AROUND 0.83 INCHES...AND OTTUMWA HAD ABOUT HALF AN INCH OF
RAIN. THE RAIN AND CLOUD COVER HELPED KEEP DAYTIME TEMPERATURES
A LITTLE BELOW NORMAL. THE TEMPERATURE IN DES MOINES AT 4 PM WAS
54 DEGREES...AND THE TEMPERATURE IN WATERLOO WAS 51. NORMAL HIGH
TEMPERATURES FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE GENERALLY IN THE MID 60S.
THE WINDS FOR THURSDAY AFTERNOON WERE NOT TOO STRONG...BLOWING
FROM THE SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST AT ROUGHLY 5 TO 15 MPH.

FOR FRIDAY MORNING...RAIN WILL EXIT THE REGION. IN FACT...THERE IS
A DECENT CHANCE WE MIGHT NOT SEE A SINGLE CLOUD IN THE SKY BY
SUNRISE FRIDAY MORNING. MORNING TEMPERATURES WILL BE COOLER THAN
THEY HAVE BEEN THE PAST FEW MORNINGS...AS THEY BOTTOM OUT IN THE
UPPER 30S TOWARDS THE IOWA MINNESOTA BORDER...TO THE LOW 40S ALONG
THE IOWA MISSOURI BORDER. FRIDAY AFTERNOON WILL CONTINUE WITH
ABUNDANT SUNSHINE AND MUCH WARMER AIR ACROSS THE REGION. HIGH
TEMPERATURES SHOULD MAKE IT INTO THE UPPER 60S IN NORTHEASTERN
IOWA...WARMING TO THE UPPER 70S IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA. WINDS WILL
BE FROM THE WEST TO SOUTHWEST AT AROUND 5 TO 15 MPH.

CLOUDS WILL INCREASE SATURDAY...AND THEN SUNDAY LOOKS TO BRING A
CHANCE OF STRONG TO POSSIBLY SEVERE WEATHER TO THE REGION AS A
VERY SIZABLE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE OVER NEBRASKA DURING
THE DAYTIME. MONDAY LOOKS TO GIVE US A BREAK FROM THE RAIN...AND
THEN THE REST OF NEXT WEEK MAY BE VERY CLOUDY...WINDY...AND RAINY
ACROSS THE REGION.

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