Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1116 AM CDT MON MAY 23 2016
A large shield of precipitation pushed into northwest Iowa this
evening and gradually weakened through the morning. However,
several areas of redevelopment had taken place over west central
Iowa over the last couple of hours, bringing locally heavy rain,
lightning and small hail. Otherwise, skies were mostly clear in
the east and mostly cloudy in the west with temperatures rising up
into the mid 70s to low 80s by late morning. Winds were from the
south at 10 to 20 mph.
Our streak of dry conditions in Iowa will come to an end this
week as a more summer like pattern develops over the Midwest.
Persistent south winds will allow a warm and humid airmass to move
into the region with highs in the 70s and 80s expected. This
increase in moisture will result in on and off chances for showers
and thunderstorms for much of the upcoming work week. Several
episodes of severe weather are also possible beginning today along
with areas of heavy rainfall.