Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
AWUS83 KDMX 191014
Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
514 AM CDT Mon Sep 19 2016
Except for a stray passing high cloud or two the sky was clear
across Iowa overnight. At 5 AM temperatures were only in the lower
to mid 60s with the help of a South wind a t 5 to 10 mph.
We will move into an active weather pattern for this week
beginning today. A cold front will make it`s way across the Upper
Midwest. During the peak heating of the afternoon the front will
bisect Iowa and Wisconsin and stretch into Southern Nebraska.
Temperatures behind the front will be in the 70s to around 80
while ahead of the front...readings will climb into the mid to
upper 80s. Thunderstorms will erupt along the front...mainly over
Eastern Iowa and locations North and East. The storms will have a
potential to become severe this afternoon with large hail possible
and even a tornado or two.
Another storm system and frontal boundary will affect the region Tuesday
into Wednesday...this time setting up over Northern Iowa...Minnesota
and Wisconsin. Some strong storms will again be possible along with
heavy rainfall. 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.