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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1042 AM CDT Thu Sep 21 2017

Talk about some heavy rainfall! Wait, I guess that all depends on
where you are located in the state. Much of Iowa saw next to nothing
overnight and and this morning, but parts of southeast and southern
Iowa saw some pretty impressive amounts. Parts of Monroe, Wapello,
Jefferson, and Appanoose counties received as much as 5 to 7 plus
inches of rain. The heaviest amounts were generally located from just
south of Albia and to the east towards Ottumwa and Fairfield.
Fortunately, having fell over a few hours water issues were relatively
minimal other than some street flooding.

Circling back to the rest of the state, overnight lows varied quite a
bit with northwest Iowa dipping into the upper 40s under clear skies,
while central and southeast Iowa remained quite mild, if not warm, in
the upper 60s amid cloudy skies. By late this morning, nearly all of
the overnight storms had dissipated or moved out of the area. The
rest of the work week and much of the weekend will be highlighted by
hot temperatures for this time of the year with highs expected to
reach into the low 90s at times. Believe it or not, heat index values
will reach into the mid to upper 90s at times. For comparison, normal
highs this time of the year are in the low to mid 70s and lows Friday
morning are expected to be in the low 70s.

The heat will begin to break Sunday night as a cold front moves
through with shower and storm potential as well. Highs by mid-week
will fall back towards normal in the upper 60s to low 70s.


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