Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
459 PM CDT Sun Sep 18 2016
Sunshine continued across Iowa Sunday afternoon as high pressure
helped keep clouds to a minimum. Temperatures were well above
normal once again. Normal highs for this time of year are in the
mid 70s. The high temperatures for Sunday topped out in the low
to mid 80s. At 4 pm, the temperature in Des Moines was 85 degrees,
it was 84 in Waterloo and Sioux City. Winds were on the breezy
side, blowing from the southwest at around 10 to 20 mph, with
gusts occasionally reaching 25 mph.
Monday morning should start off generally quiet across Iowa.
At 7 am Monday, temperatures should be in the upper 50s to mid
60s. Normal low temperatures for this time of year are in the mid
50s. We could see a few spotty showers and storms across eastern
Iowa Monday afternoon, otherwise skies should be partly cloudy
with temperatures once again making it into the low to mid 80s.
Heat index values may approach 90 degrees in the Des Moines metro.
Wednesday into Saturday brings chances for widespread moderate to
heavy rainfall across the upper Midwest. As of now, northern Iowa
into southwestern Wisconsin looks to be the area most likely to
receive the highest precipitation amounts, which may total in the
1 to 3 inch range, at least. Temperatures will stay in the upper
70s to mid 80s all week.