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 APR 22 2014

HIGH PRESSURE MOVED ACROSS MINNESOTA TUESDAY AFTERNOON...BRINGING
ABUNDANT SUNSHINE AND A RAIN FREE DAY TO THE REGION. THERE WERE
VERY FEW CLOUDS AND TEMPERATURES WERE CLOSE TO NORMAL. NORMAL
HIGHS FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE LOW TO MID 60S ACROSS THE
REGION. AS OF 4 PM...DES MOINES HAD A HIGH OF 67 DEGREES...WATERLOO
HAD A HIGH OF 60...AND AMES HAD A HIGH OF 64 DEGREES. WINDS WERE
NOT TOO STRONG THIS AFTERNOON...BLOWING FROM THE NORTH AT AROUND
5 TO 15 MPH.

WEDNESDAY MORNING SHOULD SEE INCREASING CLOUDS AND PRECIPITATION
CHANCES FROM THE WEST. BY LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING...SHOWERS AND A
FEW RUMBLED OF THUNDER WILL BE POSSIBLE FOR MUCH OF
IOWA...INCLUDING THE DES MOINES METRO. WITH THE EXPECTED CLOUD
COVER AND RAIN...TEMPERATURES WILL BE SLIGHTLY COOLER FOR THE DAY
WEDNESDAY. AFTER STARTING OUT IN THE LOW 40S IN EASTERN IOWA...TO
THE UPPER 40S IN WESTERN IOWA...HIGHS WILL ONLY MAKE IT TO THE LOW
50S IN EASTERN IOWA...AND THE MID 60S IN WESTERN IOWA. WINDS WILL
BE VERY STRONG WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...BLOWING FROM THE SOUTHEAST AT
15 TO 25 MPH.

THERE WILL LIKELY BE A BREAK FROM THE RAIN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON FOR
MUCH OF IOWA...AND THEN SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL MOVE IN FROM THE
WEST WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING. THERE IS DEFINITELY A
POSSIBILITY OF STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WEDNESDAY EVENING
FROM CENTRAL NEBRASKA INTO KANSAS...AND A FEW OF THOSE STORMS MAY
STILL BE STRONG AS THEY CROSS OVER INTO IOWA EARLY THURSDAY
MORNING.

HIGHS SHOULD BE IN THE 60S THURSDAY AND FRIDAY...BUT COOLER AIR
WILL BE MOVING IN FOR THE WEEKEND. AS OF NOW...IT LOOKS LIKE HIGHS
WILL BE STUCK IN THE 40S AND 50S DURING THIS WEEKEND...AND LOWS
MAY MAKE IT DOWN TO THE 30S AND 40S. THE REGION MAY ALSO SEE
SCATTERED STORMS SATURDAY EVENING INTO SUNDAY MORNING.

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