Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
AWUS83 KDMX 272316
Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
616 PM CDT Wed Jul 27 2016
Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms tracked across northern
and western Iowa this afternoon, some of which produced small hail
and heavy rain. A couple of storms also produced brief funnel
clouds in northwest Iowa. By the late afternoon, most of the
storms had either weakened or dissipated and much of the state was
under partly cloudy to mostly clear skies. Highs this afternoon
topped out in the low to mid 80s and winds were light and variable
at less than 10 mph.
The rest of the week and weekend will be characterized by periodic
chances for showers and thunderstorms. Eastern Iowa will have the
best chance for precipitation on Thursday and southern Iowa on
Friday. Cooler temperatures will occur Thursday through Saturday
as highs reach only the mid 70s north to the lower 80s south.
Summer heat will return Monday through Wednesday with highs again
in the lower 90s south and lows in the 70s. There will also be
additional chances for thunderstorms next week.