Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
459 AM CDT Sat Aug 19 2017

Showers and thunderstorms moved from northwest into central and
southeast Iowa during the overnight. The storms had moved east into
Illinois before sunrise...leaving behind mostly cloudy skies southeast
and mostly clear elsewhere. Early morning temperatures were in the
middle 50s northwest to the middle 60s southeast. Winds were light and

A frontal boundary stretched from Kansas along the Iowa and Missouri
border and then into Illinois this morning. This system was the focus
for thunderstorm development during the overnight. High pressure will
build into the region behind the front. For the remainder of the
weekend, dry conditions will prevail Saturday then give way to shower
and storm chances Sunday and into early next week. Near seasonal temperatures
are expected, but by Sunday, highs will be back into at least the low
to mid 80s state wide with some areas in central and southern Iowa
possibly hitting the low 90s.

The concern or interest across the midwest will be on Monday for the
eclipse. Unfortunately, clouds appear fairly likely in the area,
blocking out the view for at least some of the state. For those
traveling into the total eclipse path, the best opportunity for clear
skies looks to be westward into Nebraska versus southward into Kansas
and Missouri, though Nebraska is not out of the woods yet either.

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