Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
535 PM CST Sun Feb 19 2017
There was record warmth across portions of Iowa again today. Plenty
of sunshine with nothing more than patchy high cloudiness and brisk
south winds sent highs into the upper 50s north to lower 70s south.
This broke records in Des Moines, Waterloo and Ottumwa. South or
southeast winds of 10 to 20 mph aiding these record breaking
It will remain warm with temperatures well above normal into the
coming work week but there will be a change in what we`ve seen
recently. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to spread
from the Southern Plains tonight into the Missouri and Mississippi
River Valleys Monday. This will be followed by another stretch of dry
weather Tuesday into Thursday, but chances for rain or snow, and
potentially a significant winter storm for portions of the Midwest,
increase around Friday.
Highs across the region Monday through Wednesday will stay warm in
the upper 50s north to lower 70s south, possibly even reaching the
middle 70s from Iowa into states south and west. These readings will
likely break additional records before temperatures cool back down
somewhat Thursday into Friday.