Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
AWUS83 KDMX 230940
Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
440 AM CDT MON MAY 23 2016
A large cluster of showers and thunderstorms continues to push
southeastward into far northwestern Iowa early this morning. High
clouds associated with these storms increased over the state
during the overnight hours with partly cloudy skies in the east
and mostly cloudy conditions west. Breezy southeast winds from 8
to 18 mph kept temperatures rather mild overnight, with readings
in the middle 50s east to the lower 60s far west.
Our streak of dry conditions in Iowa will come to an end this
week as a more summer like pattern develops over the Midwest.
Persistent south winds will allow a warm and humid airmass to move
into the region with highs in the 70s and 80s expected. This
increase in moisture will result in on and off chances for showers
and thunderstorms for much of the upcoming work week. Several
episodes of severe weather are also possible beginning today along
with areas of heavy rainfall.