Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
453 AM CDT Wed May 17 2017

Widespread shower and thunderstorm activity cross much of Iowa last
evening into the early morning hours. Some of the storms produced
damaging winds and large hail including numerous reports of wind
damage in and around Fort Dodge. Localized heavy rain also occurred as
the storms pushed quickly northeast during the night. Early morning
temperatures had dropped into the lower 60s across much of the state
but remained in the lower 70s in far east where little rainfall had
occurred.

An active day is in store for much of the upper Midwest including Iowa
as low pressure moves from western Kansas to northwest Iowa by this
evening. Showers and thunderstorms will occur this morning from
Nebraska into portions of Iowa and Minnesota along a nearly stationary
boundary. By afternoon, unstable conditions are expected in Iowa and
nearby locations to the north and east. Showers and storms are
forecast to develop in southern Iowa and race northeast at nearly 60
mph this afternoon into the evening. These storms will be capable of
producing large hail, damaging winds and even a few tornadoes.

The system will depart tonight with quieter weather across Iowa on
Thursday. However, another system will be dropping into the southern
Rockies with another round of storms into Kansas and Nebraska by
Thursday afternoon. This activity will spread into Iowa by Friday and
continue into Saturday before ending.

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