Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1201 PM CDT SAT APR 19 2014

TEMPERATURES THIS MORNING STARTED OFF AROUND 5 TO 10 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL FOR MUCH OF THE REGION TODAY...AND IT IS ONLY GOING TO
WARMER DURING THIS WEEKEND. NORMAL LOW TEMPERATURES FOR THIS TIME
OF YEAR ARE GENERALLY IN THE UPPER 30S TO LOW 40S ACROSS THE
REGION. TODAY...DES MOINES HAD A LOW OF 49 DEGREES...WATERLOO HAD
A LOW OF 24...AND SIOUX CITY HAD A LOW OF 52 DEGREES. WINDS WERE
SLIGHTLY BREEZY THIS MORNING...BLOWING FROM THE SOUTHEAST AT
AROUND 10 TO 15 MPH. SKIES WERE MOSTLY CLEAR IN THE EASTERN
PORTION OF THE REGION...AND PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE WESTERN PART.

THE REST OF TODAY SHOULD BE FAIRLY NICE OUT THERE IF YOU ARE
LOOKING FOR SUNSHINE AND WARMER WEATHER. WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO BE
ON THE STRONG SIDE...HOWEVER. CLOUDS WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE FROM
THE WEST THIS AFTERNOON AND TEMPERATURES WILL BE WARMING UP TO
THE MID TO UPPER 70S ACROSS THE REGION. WINDS WILL BE FROM THE
SOUTH AT AROUND 15 TO 25 MPH...WITH GUSTS UPWARDS OF 30 TO 35 MPH.

LOWS TONIGHT WILL BE A SOLID 5 TO 10 DEGREES WARMER THAN THEY
WERE FOR THIS MORNING...BOTTOMING OUT IN THE MID TO UPPER 50S.
THERE IS A VERY SLOWLY MOVING FRONTAL RANGING FROM NORTHEASTERN
SOUTH DAKOTA INTO WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA WHICH WILL MOVE VERY
SLOWLY TO THE SOUTHEAST OVERNIGHT. BY SUNRISE IT SHOULD GRADUALLY
HAVE PROPAGATED TOWARDS INTERSTATE 35...BRINGING WITH IT ISOLATES
SHOWERS AND STORMS TO WESTERN IOWA FOR THE MORNING HOURS. THE
BOUNDARY WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE ACROSS IOWA SUNDAY INTO
MONDAY...BRINGING SCATTERED STORMS FOR SUNDAY AS WELL.

MONDAY AFTERNOON AND TUESDAY SHOULD BE DRY...BUT WEDNESDAY INTO
THURSDAY LOOKS TO BRING A CHANCE OF STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
TO PARTS OF THE REGION. TEMPERATURES SHOULD BE IN THE 60S AND 70S
INTO THE TAIL END OF NEXT WEEK.

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