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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1042 AM CDT THU JUL 24 2014

A STORM CHANCE AND A ROLLER COASTER OF TEMPERATURES ARE IN THE
FORECAST FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS ACROSS THE REGION. THIS
MORNING...THE REGION STARTED OUT ON THE BOTTOM PART OF THE ROLLER
COASTER AS TEMPERATURES WERE NEAR TO SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL. THE
NORMAL LOWS FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE THE GENERALLY IN THE UPPER
50S TO MID 60S ACROSS THE REGION. LOWS TODAY BOTTOMED OUT AT 64
DEGREES IN DES MOINES...53 IN WATERLOO...AND 55 DEGREES IN CHARLES
CITY...MINNESOTA WINDS THIS MORNING WERE LIGHT AND VARIABLE ACROSS
MOST OF THE REGION.

THIS EVENING INTO TOMORROW MORNING REPRESENTS THE BEST CHANCES FOR
WIDESPREAD...SIGNIFICANT...RAINFALL ACROSS THE REGION FOR THE
NEXT 7 DAYS. A POCKET OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE MOVING ACROSS SOUTH
DAKOTA...SOUTHERN MINNESOTA...CENTRAL AND NORTHERN IOWA...AND INTO
ILLINOIS TONIGHT. THE STORMS WILL BE IN NORTHWESTERN IOWA BY
SUNSET AND NEAR TO NORTHEAST OF THE DES MOINES METRO BY MIDNIGHT.
AROUND HALF AN INCH TO AN INCH OF RAIN ARE POSSIBLE WITH SOME OF
THESE STORMS. THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT WITH THESE STORMS IS
ESSENTIALLY NONE.

BEHIND THIS SYSTEM...IT WILL BE A VERY HOT DAY ACROSS PARTS OF THE
REGION LOCATED AND INCLUDING SOUTH AND WEST OF THE DES MOINES
METRO. AIR TEMPERATURES IN THESE PARTS OF THE REGION WILL BE IN
THE LOW TO UPPER 90S...WITH THE HOTTEST AIR IN NEBRASKA. DEWPOINTS
WILL BE IN THE LOW TO MID 70S AS WELL...WHICH WILL PUSH HEAT INDEX
VALUES INTO THE 95 TO 105 DEGREE RANGE. IN NORTHERN AND EASTERN
PARTS OF THE REGION...THE WEATHER WILL BE MUCH DIFFERENT. FROM
WATERLOO INTO CENTRAL WISCONSIN...HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED
TO BE IN THE MID 70S TO LOW 80S. WINDS WILL BE FROM THE SOUTH AT
10 TO 20 MPH MUCH OF THE DAY TOMORROW.

THIS SATURDAY SHOULD FEATURE TEMPERATURES IN THE LOW TO UPPER
80S. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN MOVE INTO THE REGION FROM THE WEST
FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK. THIS WILL KEEP PRECIPITATION CHANCES TO
A MINIMUM THROUGH THURSDAY AND WILL KEEP TEMPERATURES IN THE 70S
TO LOW 80S.

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