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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1047 AM CDT Sat Sep 16 2017

Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms occurred over much of
western and northern Iowa overnight. The storms remained sub-severe
although gusty winds and pea sized hail were reported with a few
stronger storms. Rainfall amounts were variable, with most areas only
picking up light amounts. However a few local downpours produced
around an inch of rain over western and northern Iowa. Into the late
morning, skies were mainly cloudy across the state. A small line of
thunderstorms north of the Des Moines metro were moving eastward.
Another line of showers was entering the western part of the state.
Ahead of the cold front temperatures in central Iowa were in the mid
70s. Northwest Iowa experienced temperatures in the upper 50s as winds
shifted northwesterly.

For today...expect one more warm day in most areas ahead of an
approaching cold front. The exception will be across far northwest
Iowa where clouds and precipitation will keep readings much cooler.
Expect highs in the 60s in northwest Iowa, with readings in the mid
to upper
80s in central, southern, and eastern Iowa. Scattered showers and
storms will continue thru midday before a relative lull in the
activity. Storms are then expected to re-develop by late afternoon or
early evening across northern and western Iowa, and then track
southeastward across the state. A few strong to severe storms are
possible across mainly the western half of Iowa. The showers and
storms will continue into tonight with many areas picking up some
beneficial rainfall.

Much cooler conditions are expected on Sunday behind the cold front.
Highs are only forecast to reach the mid 60s far north, to the mid
south. This cooler pattern will continue into Monday before
temperatures begin to rebound by mid-week. Next week is also looking
more active with off and on chances for showers and thunderstorms
right into next weekend.

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