Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1049 AM CDT Sat Oct 21 2017

A cluster of showers and thunderstorms lifted northeast across parts
of western into north central Iowa early this morning. A few locations
over the northwest counties reported rainfall totals around an inch,
while most of the rainfall totals were less than one half inch.
Otherwise, skies were cloudy over the western two thirds of the state
and mostly sunny east. Early morning lows were in the upper 50s
northwest to the lower 60s elsewhere. By late morning, temperatures
were generally in the 60s statewide, with a few locations southeast in
the lower 70s. Gusty warm south winds were blowing around 15 to 25
mph with gusts around 30 mph.

A low pressure system was centered just north of the Dakotas in
southern Canada. A cold front stretched south from the low into
Nebraska and Kansas this morning. This front will continue to advance
east today and reach western Iowa this afternoon. The threat for
thunderstorms will increase along this frontal boundary. A few of
these storms may be severe from Iowa and southward into Oklahoma and
Texas. Cooler and drier conditions will arrive for Sunday and Monday.
A stronger cold front will arrive Monday night and Tuesday. High
temperatures by Tuesday will be in the upper 40s to mid 50s.

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