Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
446 AM CDT Thu Aug 18 2016

Mostly clear skies and light winds have set the stage for areas
of fog to form early this morning. In fact...patchy dense fog is
occurring in some areas with visibility being reduced to less than
one quarter mile at times. Temperatures overnight have remained
mild...with readings in the low to mid 60s north to the lower 70s
in the south.

After the morning fog dissipates...expect very warm and humid
conditions today with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s and heat
index values nearing 100 degrees. There is an outside chance for a
thunderstorm or two this afternoon...with a small chance for
storms to continue overnight mainly across northern Iowa. More
widespread thunderstorms...including the the potential for heavy
rainfall and strong to severe thunderstorms...exists for Friday
afternoon into Saturday morning as a cold front moves from west to
east across the state. Temperatures for this weekend and into
early next week will be much cooler with highs in the 70s across
Iowa, with mainly dry conditions. A slow warm-up will commence by
mid- week...along with a renewed chance for showers and

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