Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
513 PM CDT Wed Sep 21 2016
Skies were partly cloudy across much of the state throughout the
afternoon hours. A lingering surface boundary was stretched across
the central and eastern portion of the state, which created the
focus for afternoon thunderstorm development across portions of
north central and northeast Iowa. Some hail and higher wind gusts
have been reported with the storms, in addition to heavy rainfall.
Early evening temperatures remained warm for mid September with
sites ranging from the mid 70s in northeast Iowa, to the upper
80s to around 90 across central and western Iowa. Southerly winds
were at around 10 to 20 mph with some higher gusts.
Thunderstorm chances continue across the northern half of the
state tonight into Thursday. Very heavy rainfall is possible with
the storms across portions of north central into northeastern
Iowa. Flash flood watches remain in effect. Severe storms are also
possible across northern portions of the state this evening.
The warm and humid airmass that has been in place the past few
days that have been making if feel more like mid-summer will
remain through the end of the week. Highs will remain well above
average for mid to late September.