Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
448 PM CDT FRI JUL 18 2014

SCATTERED CLOUDS BLANKETED THE REGION ON FRIDAY. THOUGH SUNSHINE
MADE IT THROUGH...TEMPERATURES REMAINED SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL.
MOLINE...ILLINOIS SET A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE FRIDAY MORNING AS
THE MERCURY THERE DROPPED ALL THE WAY DOWN TO 54 DEGREES. NORMAL
HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE GENERALLY IN THE LOW
TO MID 80S ACROSS THE REGION. AS OF 4 PM...DES MOINES HAD A HIGH
OF 80 DEGREES...WATERLOO HAD A HIGH OF 78...AND LA
CROSSE...WISCONSIN HAD A HIGH OF 81 DEGREES. WINDS WERE FROM THE
SOUTH AT AROUND 10 TO 20 MPH.

THE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE LARGELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RECORD TO
NEAR RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE REGION FOR THE PAST FEW
DAYS MOVED TOWARDS THE GREAT LAKES REGION ON FRIDAY. AS THIS HIGH
CONTINUES MOVING EASTWARD...SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS
THE REGION...WHICH WILL SERVE TO BRING WARMER...MORE HUMID AIR UP
FROM THE SOUTH. FOR THIS WEEKEND...LOW TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE
LOW TO MID 60S FOR MUCH OF THE REGION. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE
IN THE LOW TO MID 80S...WITH SUNDAY BEING THE WARMER OF THE TWO
DAYS. UNDER SCATTERED CLOUDS...WINDS WILL REMAIN FROM THE SOUTH
AT AROUND 10 TO 20 MPH DURING THE DAYTIME HOURS.

INTO NEXT WEEK...MONDAY AND TUESDAY WILL BE HOT AND HUMID. HIGH
TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 80S TO MID 90S...WITH THE
WARMEST AIR LOCATED WEST OF INTERSTATE 35...ESPECIALLY IN
NEBRASKA...WHERE MID 90S ARE LIKELY. SCATTERED STORM CHANCES EXIST
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY...OTHERWISE...THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS LOOK
DRY PRECIPITATION-WISE.

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