Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
503 PM CDT Tue Oct 25 2016
Clouds dominated the skies across the upper Midwest Tuesday afternoon.
With the clouds came cooler, but near normal temperatures. Normal high
temperatures for this time of year are in the upper 50s. High
temperatures for Tuesday afternoon made it into the mid 50s to low
60s. At 4 pm, the temperature in Des Moines was 60, it was 55 in
Waterloo, and the temperature in Storm Lake was 57. Winds were on the
breezier side, blowing from the southeast at around 15 to 20 mph, with
gusts reaching 25 mph.
A low pressure system will be moving across the region into Wednesday
morning. As a result, showers and scattered thunderstorms will
overtake much of the state, with the heaviest rainfall expected over
northern and northeast areas of the state. This rain should persist
over eastern Iowa through late morning. After the system moves out
Wednesday, temperatures will return to the 60s and 70s, with the end
of the week look to be quite warm for this time of the year.
Highs by Friday may be in the mid to upper 70s, a solid 15 to 20
degrees above normal. After Wednesday, there is not a significant
chance for widespread precipitation in Iowa for the next seven days.