Regional Weather Summary
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
548 PM CDT Wed May 17 2017

A strong storm system is lifting across Nebraska into northwest Iowa
and will track into south central Minnesota this evening. Strong
storms producing heavy rain, damaging wind up to an inch diameter hail
have been reported across southern and central Iowa and these storms
will lift into northern Iowa this evening. Rainfall amounts are
estimated to be from around a half inch to just over an inch with the
strongest storms. Temperatures varied greatly across the state this
afternoon but before the clouds and storms moved in temperatures were
mainly in the mid to upper 70`s everywhere but the northwest where
readings were in the mid to upper 60`s and the southeast where lower
80`s were common. The wind was out of the south at 20 mph with gusts
to 30 mph and stronger in thunderstorms.

We will stay in an active pattern through the weekend. The strong
storm system affecting the region today will lift to the northeast
tonight and bring a brief break to the showers and storms for
Thursday. Another strong storm system will lift out of the southwest
United States bringing more storms to the region for Friday through
much of the day Saturday. By early next week this system will be
lifting out of the Great Lakes region but a secondary system will
pivot around that system and affect the Upper Midwest for Monday night
and Tuesday. Although we will have several chances for showers and
storms, the severe potential is low for the remainder of the week.

Temperatures beginning tomorrow through the weekend will be markedly
cooler than what we have seen recently. Expect highs to be mainly in
the 60`s with 50`s possible Friday and Sunday. Lows through the
weekend will be in the 50`s with a few upper 40`s northwest and mid
60`s southeast.


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