Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
AWUS83 KDMX 210913
Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
413 AM CDT Thu Jul 21 2016
It has been warm and muggy across the region overnight. Skies have
been mostly clear with light south winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Temperatures have only fallen into the mid to upper 70s across
Iowa with relative humidity near 100 percent, resulting in heat
index values in the 80s during the pre-dawn hours.
Dangerously hot weather will persist for the next few days, with
high temperatures in the 90s and heat index values topping at over
100 degrees each day and exceeding 110 degrees at times,
especially today. Slight thunderstorm chances will exist at times,
but overall the threat of severe weather is low. On Saturday night
into Sunday a cool front will make its way across the region,
providing some relief early next week with daily high temperatures
falling back into the 80s. Thunderstorm chances will return to the
forecast around midweek.