Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
435 PM CDT WED AUG 13 2014

SUNSHINE DOMINATED THE REGION FOR THE SECOND WEDNESDAY IN AUGUST.
AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WERE SLIGHTLY WARMER THAN THE PAST FEW
DAYS. EVEN WITH THE SLIGHT INCREASE IN TEMPERATURES...THE MERCURY
WAS STILL BELOW NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. AS OF 4 PM...DES
MOINES HAD A TEMPERATURE OF 83 DEGREES...WATERLOO HAD A HIGH OF
83...AND AMES HAD A TEMPERATURE OF 80 DEGREES. SKIES WERE MOSTLY
SUNNY TO COMPLETELY CLOUDY AND WINDS WERE MAINLY FROM THE
NORTHWEST AT AROUND 5 TO 10 MPH.

NORMAL DAYTIME TEMPERATURES FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE LOW
TO MID 80S. LOW TEMPERATURES ARE NORMALLY IN THE MID 50S. FOR
THURSDAY...TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE REGION SHOULD BE PRETTY CLOSE
TO THESE VALUES. THURSDAY MORNING SHOULD FEATURE TEMPERATURES IN
THE MID TO UPPER 50S AND THURSDAY AFTERNOON SHOULD MAKE IT TO THE
LOW TO MID 80S. WINDS DURING THE MORNING HOURS WILL BE LIGHT AND
VARIABLE. FOR THE AFTERNOON...WINDS WILL BECOME SOUTHERLY IN THE 5
TO 10 MPH RANGE.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON INTO SATURDAY BRINGS THE NEXT BEST CHANCE FOR
WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION TO THE REGION. AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE
WILL BE PASSING THROUGH THE MIDWEST DURING THIS TIMEFRAME. IT WILL
BE ABLE TO TAP INTO SOME GULF MOISTURE AND PERHAPS GENERATE
ENOUGH INSTABILITY FOR A STRONG TO POSSIBLE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM OR
TWO TOWARDS NEBRASKA FRIDAY EVENING. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS APPEAR TO BE POSSIBLE THROUGHOUT THE REMAINDER OF
THE WEEKEND AND INTO THE START OF NEXT WEEK.

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