Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
523 AM CDT MON MAY 18 2015

CLOUDY SKIES WERE REPORTED ACROSS NORTHERN IOWA OVERNIGHT WHILE THE
REST OF THE STATE REPORTED CLEAR SKIES.  A COLD FRONT HAD PUSHED
THROUGH THE STATE SWITCHING THE WIND TO THE WEST OR NORTHWEST AT 15
TO 30 MPH.  TEMPERATURES AT 5 AM WERE IN THE LOW TO MID 40S
NORTHWEST TO THE LOW TO MID 60S SOUTHEAST WITH MOST LOCATIONS
REPORTING TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER 50S.

HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE IN TO THE REGION TODAY BRINGING A PARTLY TO
MOSTLY SUNNY SKY TO THE UPPER MIDWEST.  HOWEVER COLD AIR WILL BE
MOVING INTO THE STATE AND HIGHS WILL ONLY BE IN THE 50S AND 60S FOR
THE FIRST PART OF THE WORKWEEK.  OVERNIGHT LOWS TONIGHT AND TUESDAY
NIGHT WILL BE IN THE 30S AND 40S.  THE WIND SHOULD REMAIN HIGH
ENOUGH FOR FROST NOT TO FORM BUT IN LOCATIONS WHERE SKIES ARE CLEAR
AND WINDS DROP OFF...PATCHY FROST WOULD BE POSSIBLE.  BY WEDNESDAY A
WEAK WEATHER SYSTEM WILL APPROACH FROM THE SOUTHWEST.  THIS SYSTEM
WILL BRING WIDESPREAD RAINFALL TO THE REGION IN ADDITION TO VERY
COOL TEMPERATURES.  HIGHS ON WEDNESDAY WILL ONLY BE IN THE 50S WITH
LOWS IN THE 40S.

ONCE WE GET PAST THE MID-WEEK SYSTEM...TEMPERATURES WILL MODERATE
SOME TOWARDS MORE NORMAL HIGHS FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR WITH READINGS
IN THE MID 70S.  THE NEXT SYSTEM TO IMPACT THE REGION WILL COME LATE
SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY WHEN THUNDERSTORMS WILL RETURN TO THE REGION.

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