Regional Weather Summary
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
516 PM CDT Wed Oct 18 2017

It has been mild fall weather across Iowa this afternoon. High
temperatures across the state reached into the mid and upper 70s. Most
of the state saw southerly winds around 10 miles per hour. Northwest
portions of the state behind a cold front boundary saw northeasterly
winds, with afternoon high temperatures in the low to mid 70s. With
high pressure building west and moving toward the area, skies were
mostly clear. There were a few clouds in north central Iowa ahead of
the cold front, but were not wide spread. Conditions across the state
were completely dry.

Most of the region is also under the influence of developing high
pressure. Areas off the north and west were slightly cooler with
northerly winds. Overall, mild and dry.

This evening, clear skies will allow temperatures to drop into the mid
40s. Skies will remain clear into the morning. Overall, this mild
weather will stay in place for Iowa through the end of the week, with
high temperatures mainly in the mid 70s. The next chance for rain is
this weekend when the next wave of energy moves across the Great
Plains and Midwest.

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