Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
455 AM CDT SAT MAY 16 2015

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED ALONG A WARM FRONTAL
BOUNDARY GENERALLY ALONG AND NORTH OF THE HIGHWAY 20 CORRIDOR.
OVERNIGHT TEMPERATURES WERE QUITE A BIT WARMER THAN WHAT WE HAVE
SEEN TO PAST FEW NIGHTS.  AT 4 AM READINGS WERE UNIFORMLY IN THE MID
60S.  WINDS WERE SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 MPH.

THE WEATHER WILL REMAIN UNSETTLED ACROSS THE UPPER MIDWEST THIS
WEEKEND FOLLOWED BY MUCH COOLER AND BREEZY CONDITIONS FOR THE FIRST
PART OF NEXT WEEK.  LOW PRESSURE ALOFT ACROSS THE WESTERN UNITED
STATES WILL DEEPEN THEN LIFT ACROSS THE SOUTHERN INTO THE CENTRAL
PLAINS FOR SUNDAY AND INTO MINNESOTA FOR SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY.
WE WILL ALSO SEE SURFACE LOW PRESSURE OVER THE PLAINS LIFT NORTHEAST
INTO MINNESOTA AS WELL DURING THIS TIME.  THE WARM FRONT WITH THIS
SURFACE SYSTEM HAS ALREADY LIFTED THROUGH MOST OF IOWA AND WILL
CONTINUE INTO MINNESOTA THIS MORNING.  SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
ALONG THE BOUNDARY WILL MOVE INTO MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN LATER
TODAY.  A COLD FRONT ASSOCIATED WITH THE LOW WILL MOVE INTO
NEBRASKA AND THE DAKOTAS THROUGH SUNDAY.  STRONG TO SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS WILL OCCUR ALONG THE COLD FRONT IN THE PLAINS BUT BY
THE TIME THE REACH THE UPPER MIDWEST THEY WILL NOT BE QUITE AS
STRONG.  STILL...SOME STORMS TONIGHT COULD PRODUCE LARGE HAIL AND
DAMAGING WIND FROM WESTERN IOWA TO LOCATIONS WESTWARD.  THE THREAT
FOR STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE THROUGH SUNDAY
UNTIL THE COLD FRONT FINALLY MOVES THROUGH IOWA.

COLDER AIR WILL SPREAD INTO THE REGION THE FIRST PART OF NEXT WEEK
WITH HIGHS DROPPING BACK IN THE 50S AND 60S.  IT WILL ALSO BE BREEZY
DURING THIS PERIOD.

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FAB


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