Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
455 AM CDT Sun Mar 19 2017
Clear skies have given way to high level clouds streaming into
western Iowa as high pressure moves into the Ohio Valley. Low clouds
are also arriving from Missouri and eastern Kansas into parts of
southern Iowa as winds from the southeast and south draw moisture
into the state. Temperatures ranged from the upper 20s to low 30s over
eastern Iowa to the low 40s over southwest Iowa early this morning.
Winds from the southeast and south will quickly strengthen and become
gusty today as low pressure and a cold front approach the state.
Clouds will thicken and this will limit how high temperatures are able
to reach by this afternoon. Still, it will be a warm day for the last
day of winter with highs from the low 50s over northeast Iowa to the
middle 70s along the Missouri River. As the front moves through the
state Sunday night into early Monday morning, isolated to scattered
showers and thunderstorms will develop over the southeastern half of
Iowa with the possibility of a few severe storms. Thereafter, cooler
weather will return for the middle part of the week. Precipitation
will move across southern Iowa Tuesday with better opportunity for
more widespread precipitation Thursday and Friday.