Regional Weather Summary
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1039 AM CDT Mon Oct 17 2016

Today brought a second morning of dense fog across portions of
Iowa. This morning, the fog was found over portions of west
central to northwest Iowa, where visibility was restricted to
less than one half mile. Clouds covered the rest of Iowa, which
helped keep temperatures on the more mild side for this time of
year. Normal lows for mid October are in the low 40s. Low
temperatures for this morning generally ranged from the mid to
upper 60s, a solid 20 to 25 degrees above normal. At 7 am, the low
temperature in Des Moines was 70 degrees, the low in Waterloo was
68, and the low in Iowa City was 69 degrees. Winds were mainly
from the south at around 5 to 10 mph.

Expect warm and breezy conditions today across much of Iowa,
Missouri, eastern Nebraska, and northern Illinois. Near record
high temperatures are possible over southern Iowa today. Record
highs for this time of year are generally in the mid 80s, which is
how warm temperatures across southern Iowa are forecast to be for
today. Increased cloud cover across northern Iowa will keep
temperatures confined to the mid 70s for today. Normal high
temperatures for mid October are in the low 60s.

This evening into tomorrow morning, a cold front will sweep
across the region bring cooler, drier air into Iowa. Additionally,
High pressure will be placed over the upper Midwest, which will
serve to keep this cooler air in place across Iowa into the
weekend. Temperatures should generally be near normal and
conditions should be rain-free.


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