Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
331 AM CDT FRI JUL 31 2015

THE PLEASANT CONDITIONS OF THE PAST TWO DAYS WILL GRADUALLY
TRANSITION BACK TO A MORE ACTIVE PATTERN THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
EARLY THIS MORNING A PATCH OF THUNDERSTORMS HAS DEVELOPED OVER FAR
WESTERN IOWA IN THE MISSOURI RIVER VALLEY. THIS WILL MOVE SOUTHEAST
AND DIMINISH THROUGH EARLY MORNING OVER THE SOUTHWEST. TEMPERATURES
CONTINUE MILD EARLY TODAY WITH READINGS IN THE MID 60S NORTH TO
NEAR 70 OVER THE SOUTH. WINDS ARE LIGHT FROM THE WEST SOUTHWEST.
PATCHY CLOUDS CONTINUE WEST AND SOUTH WITH ANOTHER REGION OF
SCATTERED CLOUDS IN THE FAR NORTH.

A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE CAUSING THE EARLY MORNING STORMS WEST
WILL DRIFT SOUTH AS A WEAK COOL FRONT SETTLES TOWARD THE IOWA
MISSOURI BORDER BY LATE AFTERNOON. TEMPERATURES WILL BE WARM
AGAIN TODAY WITH HIGHS IN THE 80S TO NEAR 90. THERE WILL CONTINUE
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE FAR SOUTH LATE THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING AS DAYTIME HEATING COMBINES WITH THE FRONT
ACROSS THE SOUTH.

TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE WEEKEND WILL HOVER IN THE LOW TO MID 80S
ACROSS THE NORTH AND MID TO UPPER 80S ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN
PORTIONS OF THE STATE. INCREASING MOISTURE OVER THE WEEKEND WILL
ALLOW DEW POINTS TO RISE INTO THE UPPER 60S AND LOW 70S FOR THE
SOUTHERN TWO THIRDS OF THE STATE BY SUNDAY. MORE WIDESPREAD
THUNDERSTORMS RETURN TO THE STATE THIS WEEKEND...WITH THE BEST
CHANCES SATURDAY OVERNIGHT INTO SUNDAY AS A SYSTEM APPROACHES THE
STATE FROM THE NORTHWEST. SOME SEVERE WEATHER WILL BE POSSIBLE...
WITH DAMAGING WINDS APPEARING TO BE THE MAIN CONCERN SATURDAY
INTO SATURDAY NIGHT. THE PATTERN STAYS ACTIVE THROUGH NEXT WEEK
AS STORM CHANCES LINGER OVER CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF IOWA
EARLY NEXT WEEK. A NEARLY STATIONARY BOUNDARY WILL LINGER OVER
NORTHERN MISSOURI AND IOWA WITH WARM HUMID CONDITIONS THROUGH
TUESDAY AND PERIODS OF THUNDERSTORMS. COOLER WEATHER IS EXPECTED
MID TO LATE WEEK.

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