Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1041 AM CDT Sat Oct 15 2016
Mostly cloudy skies dominated much of the region for our Saturday
morning. It was also somewhat breezy outside as winds were blowing
from the south to southeast at around 10 to 20 mph, with gusts
reaching 25 mph. A large reason for the stronger winds is an area
of low pressure working its way eastward off the Rockies and
through South Dakota. The cloud cover and the winds helped keep
low temperatures up overnight, with temperatures only falling a
few degrees after midnight. At 7 am, the temperature in Des Moines
was 66 degrees, it was 62 in Waterloo, and the temperature in Iowa
City was 61 degrees. Normal lows for this time of year are in the
mid 40s, making the low temperatures for this morning a solid 15
to 20 degrees above normal.
Expect the clouds to remain in place for the rest of today as the
area of low pressure swings quickly through the upper Midwest.
Winds will also stay on the breezy side, blowing from the south to
southwest at around 10 to 20 mph, with gusts to 25 mph. With 7 am
temperatures already in the mid 60s, Saturday afternoon highs
should easily make it into the low to mid 70s. There may be
periods of showers across northern Iowa into Minnesota.
Another area of low pressure will swing across the region Monday
into Tuesday. This will bring another surge of warm air into Iowa.
Near record highs appear to be possible as temperatures look to
top out in the low to mid 80s. Winds will continue to be in the 15
to 25 mph range. High pressure will settle in towards mid-
week...bringing down much cooler air as highs will struggle to
reach 60 degrees by Thursday. It should be a dry next seven days.