Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
454 PM CDT MON APR 21 2014

A FRONT SWEPT THROUGH IOWA TODAY AND BROUGHT DRIER AND SLIGHTLY
COOLER AIR INTO THE STATE...BUT TEMPERATURES BEHIND THE FRONT
STILL MANAGED TO REACH THE UPPER 60S TO LOW 70S. A THIN...BROKEN
LINE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS FORMED ALONG THE LEADING EDGE OF
THE FRONT DURING THE MID AFTERNOON AS IT WAS PUSHING THROUGH FAR
SOUTHEAST IOWA. OTHERWISE...SKIES WERE CLEARING OUT BEHIND THE
FRONT WITH MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES PREVAILING OVER THE SOUTHEAST HALF
OF IOWA THROUGH THE MID AFTERNOON. WINDS BEHIND THE FRONT WERE
FROM THE NORTHWEST AT 20 TO 25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS WHILE AHEAD
OF THE FRONT WINDS REMAINED OUT OF THE SOUTHWEST AT 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT AND TUESDAY WILL FEATURE MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES WITH HIGH
PRESSURE IN CONTROL. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL FALL INTO THE UPPER
60S FOR TUESDAY...WITH LOCATIONS IN THE NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE
REGION SEEING HIGHS DIP DOWN INTO THE MID 50S BY THE END OF THE
WORK WEEK. HIGHS ACROSS THE SOUTH WILL REMAIN STABLE IN THE MID TO
UPPER 60S THROUGH THIS TIMEFRAME. THE NEXT WEATHER SYSTEM WILL
IMPACT THE AREA ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...BRINGING STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS FROM NEBRASKA SOUTH INTO KANSAS. THESE STORMS WILL
ADVANCE EASTWARD INTO THE CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY EARLY
THURSDAY MORNING. COLDER AIR WILL THEN SPILL SOUTHWARD FOR NEXT
WEEKEND WITH LOWS DROPPING INTO THE 30S AND HIGHS STRUGGLING TO
REACH 50 DEGREES.

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KS



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