Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
521 PM CDT Thu Oct 27 2016
Sunshine returned to at least the western portion of Iowa Thursday
afternoon as the area of low pressure responsible for clouds and rain
the past few days has moved towards the Ohio Valley region. With the
return of the sunshine came slightly warmer temperatures. At 5 pm, the
temperature at Des Moines was 62 degrees, it was 50 and cloudy in
Waterloo, and the temperature in Council Bluffs was up to 73 degrees.
Normal high temperatures for this time of year are in the mid to upper
50s. Winds for Thursday afternoon were generally from the southeast at
around 10 to 20 mph.
For Friday, expect sunshine and warmer temperatures to continue to
overtake Iowa. Highs should make it into the 70s for most of the
state, with low 80s possible towards southwestern Iowa. Record highs
for this time of year are generally in the mid 80s. A weak cold front
will pass through Iowa Saturday into Sunday. Temperatures Saturday
should be in the 70s, but will drop to the 50s and low 60s for Sunday.
There are slight chances for precipitation during this time, otherwise
we should be dry into next week. Temperatures for next week should be
slightly above normal.