Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
AWUS83 KDMX 201558
Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1058 AM CDT Sat Aug 20 2016
A low pressure system and associated cold front produced
widespread showers and thunderstorms across much of Iowa
overnight. Along with a few reports of damaging winds, there were
several areas across north-central Iowa that received heavy
rainfall, leading to flash flooding concerns. The heaviest
rainfall was reported in Wright and Webster Counties, where over 3
inches of rain fell. Down to Polk county, there was over one inch
of rain. By early this morning...cloudy skies encompassed a
majority of Iowa with a few lingering showers persisting.
Low temperatures ranged from the middle to upper 60s across far
southern Iowa to the upper 50s across the northwest. Winds were
generally from the northwest at around 10 to 15 mph.
For today...the main story will be the much cooler temperatures.
Highs will only rise to the upper 60s across northern Iowa and
into the middle 70s far south. Skies are expected to remain mostly
cloudy for much of the day and there will be a good chance for
showers through at least midday...most numerous in the north and
east. Winds will also become breezy today ranging from 10 to 20
mph with a few gusts over 30 mph. Perhaps our first taste of fall-
Seasonably cool temperatures will continue tonight and Sunday.
Low temperatures tonight will range from the middle 40s across
northwest Iowa to the middle 50s in southeast Iowa. Sunday is
shaping up to be a very pleasant day with high temperatures in the
lower 70s across northeast Iowa to the upper 70s in the southwest
with mostly sunny skies. A gradual warm up will ensue on Monday
into Tuesday with highs back in the 80s. The next opportunity for
widespread showers and thunderstorms coming late Tuesday into