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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
524 AM CDT Wed Aug 24 2016

THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY TORRENTIAL RAINS FELL ACROSS PORTIONS OF
NORTHEAST AND SOUTHWEST IOWA OVERNIGHT. THE HARDEST HIT AREAS WERE
OVER NORTHEAST IOWA WITH FLASH FLOODING AND OBSERVED AMOUNTS AS
HIGH AS FOUR TO SIX INCHES ACROSS PORTIONS OF ALLAMAKEE...HOWARD
AND WINNESHIEK COUNTIES. ROAD CLOSURES AND EVEN A FEW WATER
RESCUES WERE REPORTED IN THESE LOCATIONS. OTHERWISE SKIES WERE
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH EARLY MORNING TEMPERATURES FROM THE MIDDLE 60S
TO LOWER 70S. WINDS WERE VARIABLE DUE TO THE THUNDERSTORM
ACTIVITY.

THE WEATHER SYSTEM DRIVING THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL ONLY SLOWLY
MOVE THROUGH THE REGION TODAY AND TONIGHT...ONLY REACHING MISSOURI
AND ILLINOIS BY THURSDAY. THIS WILL KEEP SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE FORECAST FROM CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN IOWA SOUTH AND WEST.
LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS AND SOME SEVERE WEATHER ARE AGAIN POSSIBLE IN
THESE AREAS. FLASH FLOOD WATCHES ARE IN EFFECT TONIGHT FOR PARTS
OF SOUTHERN IOWA AND ADJACENT PORTIONS OF MISSOURI AND ILLINOIS.

DRIER...LESS HUMID CONDITIONS ARE ANTICIPATED INTO THURSDAY NIGHT
BUT THE BREAK WILL BE SHORT LIVED. CHANCES FOR SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WILL RETURN TO THE MIDWEST FROM LATE FRIDAY INTO THE
WEEKEND.

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