Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
AWUS83 KDMX 232232
Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
532 PM CDT Tue Aug 23 2016
Strong thunderstorms moved across northern Iowa this afternoon.
The storms were producing very heavy rainfall with gusty winds and
isolated small hail. Elsewhere, scattered showers were falling
across parts of southwest and central into east central counties
of the state. The remainder of the state was generally partly to
mostly sunny. Late afternoon temperatures were in the upper 60s
northwest to the lower 80s southwest. It was a breezy afternoon
with south to southeast winds blowing at 10 to 20 mph with
occasional stronger gusts, especially in thunderstorm activity.
A cold front stretched along the eastern Dakotas into central
Nebraska. Although it has been dry and less humid over the past
few days, conditions will change. Thunderstorms are likely by
tonight with severe weather and locally heavy rains possible. The
main threat will be heavy rainfall into Wednesday morning.
The cold front driving the precipitation should be moving through
Iowa Wednesday before reaching Missouri and Illinois by Wednesday
Night. This will keep chances for showers and storms in the
forecast for those areas before drying out into Thursday when
cooler, less humid weather will return, especially for Iowa and
states to the west and north.