Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
525 AM CDT Tue Oct 18 2016
A cold front was passing through Iowa during the early morning
hours of Tuesday. Across the north behind the front...winds were
from the north as a cooler and drier airmass moved into the state.
Temperatures in the north were in the mid 40s to mid 50s. In the
south ahead of the front, readings remained in the 60s overnight.
A narrow ribbon of clouds was associated with the front but
otherwise, skies were clear across much of the state.
The cold front will continue to progress south and east today with
cooler air overspreading much of the region by this evening.
However, very warm temperatures may still lead to record highs in
southern Illinois and Missouri before the cooler air arrives later
today. Despite the airmass being cooler, temperatures will still
be at or above normal across the region as high pressure moves
east into the lower Missouri valley by this evening. The next
threat of precipitation near Iowa will come Wednesday night into
Thursday morning where a few scattered showers will be possible as
a weak system passes through the Midwest. Thursday will also be
the coolest day of the week before temperatures begin to rise into