Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
544 PM CDT Mon Sep 19 2016
After a quiet start to our Monday morning, thunderstorms will
erupted mainly over eastern and southeastern Iowa along a cold
front which passed through the state during the afternoon hours.
A few storms were strong to severe, with large hail the biggest
concern. There were a few reports of golf ball sized hail in
northeastern Iowa. Most of central to northwestern Iowa was dry.
Ahead of this front, temperatures were very warm for this time of
year. Des Moines had a high temperature of 90 degrees, Waterloo
had a high of 82, Ottumwa had a temperature of 88. Winds ahead of
the front were from the south at 15 to 25 mph. Winds behind the
front were from the north at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday morning should be dry across Iowa. However, another storm
system will affect the region Tuesday evening into Wednesday. Strong
storms will again be possible along with heavy rainfall. Northern
Iowa into southwestern Wisconsin is where the likelihood for the
highest rainfall totals are.
As the storm system pushes east later on Wednesday, it will drape
a frontal boundary across the region that will move little over
the remainder of the week. This will continue the threat for
periods of thunderstorms and heavy rainfall through next weekend.
Highs for the rest of this week will be summer like with readings
in the lower to mid 80s and lows in the 60s. Highs over the
weekend will finally drop into the 70s as the stalled weather
system finally begins to slowly shift out of the region.