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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
530 PM CDT Sun Mar 19 2017

Breezy southerly winds today worked wonders for temperatures, allowing
highs to soar across the state. Parts of far southwest Iowa hit 80
while central Iowa was predominantly in the upper 60s to low 70s and
northeast Iowa in the 50s. Tie all of that in with partly cloudy to
clear skies, it was a pleasant way to end the weekend. By early this
evening, overall conditions remained similar to the afternoon, with
temperatures at or near daytime highs, mostly clear skies abound, and
breezy southerly winds.

Looking forward into the work week, temperatures will act a bit like a
roller coast. Temperatures will cool over the next couple of days,
bottoming out Tuesday and Wednesday with highs in the 40s
predominantly prevailing. That said, Monday highs in the 50s and 60s
will ease the state towards those cool temperatures on Tuesday and
Wednesday after the warmth today. By Friday, highs will begin to ramp
back up into the 50s and 60s. Precipitation wise, not much has
changed within the overall forecast. A few storms will likely make an
appearance overnight tonight in southeast Iowa, northeast Missouri,
and northern Illinois with a chance for a few to be borderline severe.
Then the next couple of opportunities will likely affect large
portions of the region Monday night through Tuesday and then Thursday
through Friday. A few snow flakes may be mixed in with the rain across
northern Iowa Monday night into Tuesday, then thunder looks to return
at the end the week.


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