Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
AWUS83 KDMX 232228
Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
528 PM CDT Sat Jul 23 2016
Scattered showers and thunderstorms plowed through eastern Iowa
this afternoon. Some of the storms were strong to severe and
produced 1 to 3 inches of rain in a few hours. Outside of the
areas of rain...skies were partly to mostly cloudy and conditions
remained hot and humid. Air temperatures were in the low 80s in
northern Iowa to the low 90s in southwestern Iowa. In Des Moines,
the temperatures was 92, it was 74 in Waterloo, and the
temperature was 93 in Sioux City. Dew point temperatures were in
the mid to upper 70s, placing heat index values in the 95 to 105
degree range. Non-thunderstorm winds were generally from the
southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
A cold front will be passing through Iowa from northwest to
southeast into Sunday morning, bringing more thunderstorm chances
to the state. Northern and northeastern Iowa have the greatest
chance of experiencing these strong to possibly severe storms.
Behind the front, temperatures will be relatively cooler as highs
should be in the 80s for Sunday and dew point temperatures back
into the 60s.
For the upcoming week, highs should generally be in the 80s, with
lows in the 60s. The next significant rain chances will come
between Tuesday night and Wednesday night and persist on and off
through the remainder of the week.