Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
439 PM CDT THU MAY 21 2015

AFTER THE PAST FEW AFTERNOONS BROUGHT CLOUDS AND BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES TO THE REGION...SUNSHINE AND WARMER WEATHER RETURNED
FOR OUR WEDNESDAY. NORMAL HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR
ARE IN THE LOW TO MID 70S...AND THAT IS ABOUT WHERE HIGHS WERE FOR
WEDNESDAY. AT 4 PM...DES MOINES HAD A TEMPERATURE OF 76
DEGREES...WATERLOO HAD A TEMPERATURE OF 74...AND IT WAS 73 IN
MINNEAPOLIS. WINDS WERE ON THE SLIGHTLY BREEZY SIDE...BLOWING FROM
THE WEST TO NORTHWEST AT 10 TO 20 MPH.

EXPECT THE CLEAR SKIES AND SUNSHINE TO STICK AROUND FOR FRIDAY.
MORNING COMMUTE TEMPERATURES SHOULD GENERALLY BE IN THE MID
40S...WHICH IS ABOUT 10 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. HIGHS...HOWEVER WILL
BE NEAR TO SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL AS THEY TOP OUT IN THE UPPER 60S
TO MID 70S. WITH HIGH PRESSURE PASSING THROUGH THE REGION FRIDAY
MORNING...WINDS WILL BE LIGHT AND VARIABLE.

DRY WEATHER IS ANTICIPATED THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY. THROUGH THE
WEEKEND THE UPPER LEVEL FLOW WILL BECOME SOUTHWEST. INCREASING
MOISTURE WILL STREAM BACK INTO IOWA AND SURROUNDING STATES
BRINGING CHANCES FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE SATURDAY
THROUGH MEMORIAL DAY. THOUGH IT WILL NOT BE RAINING
CONSTANTLY...THE WEEKEND LOOKS DAMP OVERALL. TEMPERATURES WILL
REMAIN MILDER WITH HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 70S. HUMIDITY LEVELS
WILL INCREASE AS WELL. WITH A PERSISTENT WESTERLY FLOW ALOFT NEXT
WEEK WE CAN EXPECT PERIODS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH HIGHS
IN THE 70S TO LOWER 80S.

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