Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
446 PM CDT THU AUG 14 2014

THURSDAY AFTERNOON STARTED OFF SUNNY ACROSS THE REGION. CLOUDS
GRADUALLY INCREASED THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON AND SOME SHOWERS
DEVELOPED ACROSS SOUTHWESTERN MINNESOTA TO NORTHWESTERN IOWA.
THE MERCURY WAS GENERALLY AT OR A DEGREE OR TWO BELOW NORMAL FOR
THIS TIME OF YEAR. AS OF 4 PM...DES MOINES HAD A TEMPERATURE OF 83
DEGREES...WATERLOO HAD A TEMPERATURE OF 79...AND
ESTHERVILLE...WHERE THERE WAS OVERCAST SKIES AND PRECIPITATION
NEARBY...HAD A TEMPERATURE OF 75 DEGREES. WINDS BECAME SOUTHERLY
TO SOUTHEASTERLY AT AROUND 5 TO 10 MPH.

NORMAL DAYTIME TEMPERATURES FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE LOW
TO MID 80S. LOW TEMPERATURES ARE NORMALLY IN THE MID 50S. FOR
FRIDAY MORNING...LOW TEMPERATURES WILL BE A SOLID 5 TO 10 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL AND HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE NEAR TO SLIGHTLY BELOW
NORMAL. FRIDAY MORNING SHOULD FEATURE TEMPERATURES IN THE LOW TO
MID 60S AND FRIDAY AFTERNOON SHOULD MAKE IT TO THE UPPER 70S TO
LOW 80S. WINDS DURING THE MORNING HOURS WILL BE FROM THE SOUTHEAST
AT AROUND 5 TO 10 MPH. FOR THE AFTERNOON...WINDS WILL BECOME
SOUTHERLY IN THE 10 TO 15 MPH RANGE.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON INTO SATURDAY BRINGS THE NEXT BEST CHANCE FOR
WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION TO THE REGION. AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE
WILL BE PASSING THROUGH THE MIDWEST DURING THIS TIMEFRAME. IT WILL
BE ABLE TO TAP INTO SOME GULF MOISTURE AND PERHAPS GENERATE
ENOUGH INSTABILITY FOR A STRONG TO POSSIBLE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM OR
TWO TOWARDS NEBRASKA FRIDAY EVENING. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS APPEAR TO BE POSSIBLE THROUGHOUT THE REMAINDER OF
THE WEEKEND AND INTO THE START OF NEXT WEEK.

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