Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
AWUS83 KDMX 172200
Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
500 PM CDT Sun Jul 17 2016
Scattered showers and storms had entered the far southwest corner
of the state this afternoon. Otherwise, skies were partly sunny
southwest and mostly sunny over the remainder of the state. High
temperatures late this afternoon were mainly in the 80s statewide.
The combination of warm temperatures and dew points in the 70s
pushed heat indices into the 80s north to 90s central and around
100 south. Southwest winds were generally 5 to 15 mph.
A cold front stretched from the western Great Lakes into northwest
Iowa and western Kansas late this afternoon. Another round of
storms is forecast to develop this evening, with severe storms
possible over much of Iowa, northern Missouri, Illinois, and
southern Wisconsin. Additional thunderstorm chances are forecast
late Monday night into Tuesday across Iowa, southern Minnesota,
southern Wisconsin, and northern Illinois.
Hot and humid conditions are expected by the middle of the week
and continue into the early part of the weekend. The hottest days
look to be Thursday and Friday, where heat index values may reach