Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
553 PM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017
It is spring in the Midwest and nothing sums it up better than big
swings from warm to chilly and windy. Across Iowa it ranged from cold
to tolerable with temperatures ranging from the upper 30s in the
northwest to the mid and upper 50s in the east and southeast. To top
it off, a few light showers hung around and winds were breezy with
sustained winds often around 15 to 20 mph and gusts around 25 mph.
At least through the weekend, the region will primarily stay on the
cloudy and cool side with periods of showers and a few rumbles of
thunder. Highs will generally reside in the 40s and 50s with the
coolest day likely to be Sunday. With such cool highs, it is
reasonable to wonder if a freeze is on the way. Northern areas of the
region will likely have little issue reaching below freezing
temperatures at times, mainly tonight and tomorrow night. While the
remainder of today and Thursday should be dry for most of the area,
showers begin to return Friday and linger on through the weekend.
Sunday looks to be the best chance for widespread showers, including a
few rumbles of thunder.