Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1016 AM CDT Sun Oct 16 2016
Widespread dense fog blanketed much of central to western Iowa
into eastern Nebraska as well as even portions of northeast Iowa
into southwest Wisconsin through 10 am this morning. Visibility
was reduced to a quarter mile or less at times for much of the
area. Under the dense fog, temperatures generally ranged in the
mid 50s to low 60s across central Iowa, up to the mid 60s in
southern Iowa, and the 40s in northern Iowa. Des Moines had a low
temperature of 60 degrees, the low in Ottumwa was 67, and the low
in Mason City was 43 degrees. Winds were light and variable across
much of Iowa this morning.
Expect the clouds to remain in place for the rest of today as an
area of low pressure swings quickly through the upper Midwest.
Winds will pick up a little bit today, reaching speeds around 10
to 20 mph from the south to southeast. With 7 am temperatures
already in the mid 60s, Sunday afternoon highs should easily make
it into the low to mid 70s.
Another area of low pressure will swing across the region Monday
into Tuesday. This will bring another surge of warm air into Iowa.
Near record highs appear to be possible as temperatures look to
top out in the low to mid 80s. Winds will continue to be in the 15
to 25 mph range. High pressure will settle in towards mid-
week...bringing down much cooler air as highs will struggle to
reach 60 degrees by Thursday. It should be a dry next seven days.