Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
518 PM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017
An active afternoon developed over northern Iowa due to showers and
thunderstorms, a few of which became severe with hail up to the size
of golf balls. This was all occurring in response to a strong low
pressure system moving toward the Central Plains, will keep rain
chances in the forecast through the end of the week. Highs today
varied over the state, ranging from the 60s and 70s in the sunshine
over southern Iowa, to the 40s and 50s in the cloud cover further
A lull in the shower and thunderstorm acidified is expected later
this evening, but then the next round of rain will move into western
and northern Iowa tonight. The threat for severe weather will be low.
More widespread rainfall is expected for Friday and into Saturday.
Some places may see an inch or more of rainfall, mainly in the
northern half of the state.
A wet spring like pattern will continue with additional chances for
light rain are in the forecast for Monday, and once again Wednesday
and Thursday. At this time, temperatures look to remain warm enough to
nullify the threat for wintry weather.