Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
AWUS83 KDMX 191518
Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1018 AM CDT Wed Oct 19 2016
Mid-level clouds greeted Iowa this morning. The clouds helped keep
morning temperatures at above normal levels once again. Normal
daily minimum temperatures for this time of year are in the low
40s. Low temperatures this morning bottomed out in the mid 40s to
low 50s...around 5 to 10 degrees above normal. The low in Des
Moines was 50, the low in Waterloo was 43, and the low in Mason
City was 45. Overnight winds were generally light and variable.
As high pressure moves through the Midwest today into tomorrow,
clouds will gradually thin out. High temperatures for today will
be similar to where the were yesterday, topping out in the 60s.
Overnight, there may be frost across northern Iowa into Minnesota
as cooler air is brought into Iowa. This cooler air will likely
keep temperatures in the 50s tomorrow, and will bring a chance for
more widespread frost across Iowa Friday morning.
For this weekend, temperatures will rebound, with highs making it
back into the 60s and low 70s. Sunshine should return, and
conditions should be dry. The next best chance for widespread rain
across Iowa appears to be towards the end of next week.