Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
AWUS83 KDMX 200946
Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
446 AM CDT Mon Mar 20 2017
Scattered thunderstorms developed over east central Iowa late last
evening with a few reports of sub-severe penny to nickel sized hail.
As these storms moved east into northern Illinois, scattered high
level clouds moved in overhead as a weak cold front was moving through
central Iowa. Temperatures early this morning ranged from the upper
30s over parts of northern Iowa to the low 50s near the Missouri
border. Winds were varied in direction with relatively calm winds over
northeast Iowa while the rest of the state averaged 5 to 15 mph.
While today will be cooler than Sunday, highs will still be above
normal ranging from the middle 50s over northern Iowa to the upper 60s
over southern Iowa. A reinforcing shot of cold air arrives Monday
night. With precipitation arriving Tuesday morning, snow may mix in
with what will otherwise be a mostly rain event. Highs Tuesday and
Wednesday mainly in the 40s will be cool for the early days of Spring.
The next chance for widespread precipitation will be late in the week
with thunderstorms possible Friday as high temperatures rise back into
the 50s and 60s.