Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
541 PM CDT Sat Mar 18 2017

Once clouds cleared out and winds died down, it became a pretty
reasonable day across the state even though temperatures were on the
cool side. Highs managed to reach the mid and upper 50s in the
southwest, then cooled as you moved northeast, where temperatures
struggled to hit 40. By early this evening, conditions remained
relatively pleasant with generally clear skies, light to calm winds
and highs near daytime peaks.

While northwest winds dominated much of the day, high pressure moving
across the northern portions of the region has begun to shift winds
out of the south through eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. Those
southerly winds will settle in overnight and will work to bring about
highs Sunday in the 70s to the west and 50s to the east.
Unfortunately, the relative warmth will be short lived as northerly
winds will make a quick return and cool things off into the 40s and
50s for much of the week. While there is not much opportunity for
widespread precipitation in the next few days, a couple of
opportunities exist for smaller portions of the area. For example, on
Sunday night, areas of southeast Iowa, northern Illinois, and
northeast Missouri can expect a few thunderstorms, with the
possibility of a few being severe. Otherwise, chances move in later
Monday into Tuesday possibly affecting eastern Nebraska, the southern
half of Iowa and on into Missouri. The best shot for really widespread
precipitation will not move through until Thursday.


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