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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1031 AM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

A compact low pressure system continues to swirl this morning as it
pushes east into the Great Lakes Region. This system has pushed a cool
front through the state of Iowa and brought cloudy skies to much of
the area this morning. Temperatures have generally been in the 60s to
low 70s along with breezy west to northwest winds. The breezy
conditions will continue through much of the day. Cloud cover will
gradually clear out from west to east, although parts of Iowa may see
limited sunshine today. This will keep highs cooler in the upper 60s
and 70s, whereas temperatures in the 80s will be seen further south.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible Friday, but then
conditions will dry out for the weekend as high pressure settles in
the region. The next system to cross the Upper Midwest will arrive
Monday, coincident with the solar eclipse. Precipitation and cloud
cover associated with this system may impact viewing conditions for
the eclipse. Confidence in the forecast for Monday is still too low
to make any conclusions with regard to cloud coverage, but those with
viewing interests should monitor for forecast updates in the coming
days.

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