Regional Weather Summary
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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1107 AM CDT MON SEP 8 2014

THIS MORNING WAS ANOTHER CHILLY START FOR SOME...WITH
TEMPERATURES IN THE LOW 50S ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN HALF OF THE
STATE AND MID TO UPPER 50S ACROSS THE NORTHWEST. SKIES WERE
RELATIVELY CLEAR TO START THE MORNING...BUT HAVE INCREASED ACROSS
ALL BUT THE EXTREME SOUTHERN PARTS OF IOWA AS A GROUP OF SHOWERS
AND STORMS MAKE THEIR WAS INTO AND ACROSS NORTHERN IOWA. WINDS
WERE GENERALLY LIGHT AND OUT OF THE SOUTH...WITH AN AREA OF SOUTH WINDS
10 TO 20 MPH ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL IOWA.

FOR THE REST OF TODAY...SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE THEIR WAY
ACROSS THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE STATE. SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL
PRIMARILY STAY IN THE NORTH...THOUGH ISOLATE SHOWERS MAY BE SEEN
IN THE SOUTHERN HALF. TEMPERATURES WILL TOP OUT IN THE MID TO
UPPER 70S TODAY WITH AREAS THAT EXPERIENCE SHOWERS AND STORMS A
FEW DEGREES COOLER. WINDS WILL REMAIN OUT OF THE SOUTH GENERALLY
10 MPH OR LESS.

TUESDAY WILL BRING WITH IT TWO WAVES OF PRECIPITATION. THE FIRST WILL
MOVE THROUGH IN THE MORNING...BRINGING WITH IT THE POTENTIAL FOR
MODERATE TO HEAVEY RAINFALL AND LIGHTNING. AFTER A BREAK THROUGH
LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON...A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND
ACCOMPANYING FRONTS WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA AND FOCUS HEAVY
RAIN AND POTENTIALLY SEVERE WEATHER OVER MUCH OF IOWA LATER
TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND INTO THE EVENING. THE MAIN THREATS WILL BE
HEAVY RAIN...DAMAGING HAIL...AND HIGH WINDS. ISOLATED TORNADOES
ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION TOTALS ARE EXPECTED
TO BE IN THE 1 TO 3 INCH RANGE WITH ISOLATED TOTALS UPWARDS OF 5
PLUS INCHES POSSIBLE.

THE REST OF THE WEEK WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED BY A COOL DOWN TO BELOW
NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. HIGHS WILL BE IN THE
UPPER 50S AND LOW 60S ALONG WITH LOWS INTO THE UPPER 30S AND LOW
40S.

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CURTIS


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