Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
507 AM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015

AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE BROUGHT LOW CLOUD COVER TO THE EASTERN
THIRD OF IOWA OVERNIGHT.  BY 5 AM THE CLOUD COVER WAS CONFINED TO
THE SOUTHEAST PORTION OF THE STATE EXTENDING SOUTHWARD FROM A LINE
THAT RAN FROM DES MOINES TO SOUTH OF DUBUQUE.  TEMPERATURES WERE
RATHER CHILLY OVERNIGHT WITH READINGS RANGING FROM THE UPPER TEENS
NORTH TO THE LOWER 30S SOUTH.  A NORTH WIND FROM 5 TO 10 MPH WAS
COMMON ACROSS THE STATE.

HIGH PRESSURE WILL SHIFT ACROSS THE REGION TODAY BRINGING A SUNNY
SKY TO THE UPPER MIDWEST.  A NORTH WIND AT 5 TO 15 MPH WILL KEEP
HIGHS AT BAY HOWEVER.  HIGHS TODAY WILL ONLY BE IN THE 30S AND 40S
WITH 40S AND 50S EXPECTED FOR SATURDAY.  A WEAK WEATHER SYSTEM WILL
PASS ACROSS WESTERN MINNESOTA AND IOWA...THE EASTERN DAKOTAS AND
NEBRASKA AND INTO MISSOURI.  THE SYSTEM WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
SOME LIGHT SNOW ACROSS THESE AREAS BUT NO SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS
ARE EXPECTED.

ANOTHER WEATHER SYSTEM WILL PASS ACROSS THE AREA ON SUNDAY BRINGING
A CHANCE FOR SHOWERS.  IT WILL ALSO BE WINDY AND WARMER ON SUNDAY
WITH HIGHS CLIMBING INTO THE UPPER 40S NORTHEAST TO THE MID 60S
ACROSS SOUTHWEST SECTIONS OF THE UPPER MIDWEST.  THE WEATHER INTO
NEXT WEEK CAN BE CHARACTERIZED AS FAIRLY ACTIVE BUT WARMER.  A
SERIES OF UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES WILL BREAK DOWN A RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE THAT IS TRYING TO ESTABLISH ITSELF OVER THE ROCKIES.  THESE
DISTURBANCES WILL BRING PERIODIC CHANCES FOR RAIN TO MAINLY THE
NORTHERN PLAINS AND NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE UPPER MIDWEST.  THE
STRONGEST OF THESE SYSTEMS WILL AFFECT THE REGION ON WEDNESDAY WHEN
MUCH OF THE UPPER MIDWEST COULD SEE UP TO A HALF INCH OF RAINFALL
AND PERHAPS SOME THUNDERSTORMS...ESPECIALLY ACROSS SOUTHERN PORTIONS
OF THE REGION.  HIGHS BY MID WEEK WILL BE IN THE 60S AND 70S BEFORE
COOLING DOWN A LITTLE FOR THE END OF THE WEEK.

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