Regional Weather Summary
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
413 AM CDT Tue Sep 19 2017

Skies are generally cloudy over the region early this morning with
areas of dense fog covering much of central...southern and eastern
Iowa. Visibility is near zero at some locations early today. Winds are
light from the east southeast and under 10 mph. Temperatures range
from the mid to upper 50s northeast to the lower to mid 60s over the
southwest.

A weak warm front stretches across Iowa early this morning and is
responsible for the areas of dense fog that remain over the region
early today. Dense Fog Advisories are in place for portions of Iowa
and Missouri early today.  The front is expected to lift north by
later this afternoon. The fog will gradually lift as temperatures warm
this morning and the front lifts north with time. A small area of
showers and thunderstorms has also developed over northeast Kansas but
will likely weaken prior to having much impact over Iowa today. As
sunshine returns this afternoon temperatures will warm into the lower
to mid 80s over most of the state with south southeast winds increasing
to 15 to 25 mph during the late afternoon hours. The warm weather
will extend into the night tonight as a cool front approaches from the
northwest. Showers and thunderstorms over the Dakotas and Minnesota
will move east southeast and arrive into northern Iowa overnight.
There may be a few strong storms overnight...though the risk for
severe storms remains low at this time. On Wednesday the front will
stall across the region with another chance thunderstorms in the
afternoon and overnight hours over the southeast portion of the state.
Rather summerlike weather returns for Thursday through Saturday. Warm
south winds will propel highs back into the 80s to lower 90s. The
next real chance for any precipitation will arrive late Friday night
into the weekend...with the rain spreading southeast slowly through
Sunday.

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