Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
412 AM CDT Wed Aug 17 2016

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are moving through central and
eastern Iowa early today. Brief heavy downpours and gusty winds have
accompanied the early morning storms. Skies are mostly cloudy over
the east with partly cloudy to clear skies over northwest Iowa. Winds
are light and temperatures remain in the lower 60s northwest with upper
60s to near 70 across the south.

A weak area of low pressure and frontal boundary are causing scattered
thunderstorms this morning over central and eastern Iowa. This afternoon
isolated thunderstorms will redevelop over the east. Highs today
will reach the lower 80s northeast to the upper 80s in central
sections. Very warm and humid conditions return for Thursday with
highs in the mid 80s to lower 90s. Heat indices will rise into the
90s to near 100 by late afternoon across the state. A stronger
cold front and area of low pressure will approach the region
Friday. The southeast will still be very warm and humid during the
day while the northwest will begin to see showers and thunderstorms
during the afternoon. There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms
over all of the area Friday evening and night. Locally heavy rainfall
may also occur in some of the stronger storms during the overnight
hours. Lingering thunderstorms will occur into Saturday with
cooler weather returning. Highs Saturday and Sunday will fall to
the 70s with lows in the 50s each day.


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