Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
AWUS83 KDMX 191607
Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1107 AM CDT Mon Sep 19 2016
Skies were mostly sunny over the northern half of the state this
morning with sunny skies over the south. Early morning lows were
in the middle 50s northwest to the lower and middle 60s south. A
frontal boundary had entered the state this morning, splitting the
state into northwest third and south two thirds. Northeast winds
were 5 to 15 mph over the northwest while winds over the remainder
of the state were south to southwest 5 to 15 mph.
A cold front extended from the Great Lakes into northwest Iowa and
central Nebraska this morning. The weather will turn more active
beginning later today. The cold front will make it`s way across
the upper midwest. Temperatures behind the front will be in the
70s to around 80 while ahead of the front...readings will climb
into the mid to upper 80s. Thunderstorms will erupt along the
front...mainly over eastern Iowa and locations north and east.
The storms will have a potential to become severe this afternoon
with large hail possible. Another storm system will affect the
region Tuesday into Wednesday. This time setting up over Northern
Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Some strong storms will again be
possible along with heavy rainfall. As the storm system pushes
east later on Wednesday, it will drape a frontal boundary across
the region that will move little over the remainder of the week.
This will continue the threat for periods of thunderstorms and
heavy rainfall through next weekend. Highs for the rest of this
week will be summer like with readings in the lower to mid 80s
and lows in the 60s. Highs over the weekend will finally drop into
the 70s as the stalled weather system finally begins to slowly
shift out of the region.