Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1049 AM CDT FRI MAY 22 2015

A CLEAR NIGHT AND LIGHT WINDS LEAD TO COOL TEMPERATURES THIS
MORNING LOWS IN THE LOW TO MID 40S FOR MUCH OF THE STATE. THE VAST
MAJORITY OF THE STATE REMAINS UNDER CLEAR SKIES...THOUGH SOME HIGH
CLOUDS HAVE BEGUN TO MOVE INTO SOUTHWEST IOWA AHEAD OF SOME
SHOWERS IN KANSAS AND NEBRASKA. AS OF LATE THIS MORNING
TEMPERATURES HAD RISEN INTO THE MID TO UPPER 60S AT MOST
LOCATIONS AND NEAR CALM WINDS. FOR THE REST OF TODAY TEMPERATURES
SHOULD TOP OUT IN THE LOW TO MID 70S...WITH THE SOUTHWEST A FEW
DEGREES COOLER THANKS TO CLOUD COVER AND SOME SHOWERS MOVING IN
LATER THIS AFTERNOON. SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TO WEAKEN AS THEY
PROGRESS INTO IOWA FROM THE SOUTHWEST...BUT MAY HANG ON LONG
ENOUGH FOR SOME LIGHT RAIN IN THE DES MOINES METRO AND TO THE
NORTHEAST. WINDS WILL GENERALLY REMAIN LIGHT AND OUT OF THE SOUTH
TODAY...WITH SPEEDS PICKING UP JUST A BIT THIS EVENING.

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND...WHILE PLEASANT TEMPERATURE WISE IN THE LOW
TO MID 70S SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AND UPPER 70S TO LOW 80S MONDAY...WILL
BE A SOGGY ONE ACROSS THE STATE. SATURDAY WILL START OUT DRY AND
PLEASANT...BUT WILL SLOWLY SEE PRECIPITATION CHANCES INCREASE AND
MOVE IN FROM THE WEST. THE GREATEST CHANCE FOR SHOWERS AND STORMS
WILL BE LATE SATURDAY AND THROUGH SUNDAY. BY MONDAY THE MAJORITY
OF THE ACTIVITY WILL BE IN THE EASTERN HALF OF THE STATE
THROUGHOUT THE DAY WITH ANOTHER ROUND OF STORMS POSSIBLE FOR THE
WESTERN HALF LATER IN THE DAY MONDAY. IN TOTAL...PRECIPITATION
AMOUNTS AROUND A HALF INCH WILL NOT BE UNUSUAL BY THE END OF THE
HOLIDAY WEEKEND WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS WHERE THUNDERSTORMS
PASS OVER.

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