Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1112 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS MOVED FROM WESTERN INTO CENTRAL IOWA DURING
THE MORNING HOURS. PRECIPITATION WAS LIGHT AND RANGED FROM ONE TO
TWO TENTHS OF AN INCH IN MOST LOCATIONS. CLOUDY SKIES COVERED MUCH OF
THE UPPER MIDWEST THIS MORNING. TEMPERATURES ACROSS IOWA AT LATE
MORNING RANGED FROM 50 DEGREES AT KEOKUK TO 43 DEGREES AT CHARLES
CITY. BREEZY SOUTHEAST WINDS AVERAGED 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER
30 MPH AT TIMES.

BETTER CHANCES FOR WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL COME
THIS EVENING AND EXTENDING OVERNIGHT INTO THURSDAY AS A LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES THROUGH IOWA. WINDS WILL INCREASE TODAY FROM
THE SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 25 MPH OVER THE CENTRAL AND EAST. ACROSS
THE WEST MUCH STRONGER WINDS ARE EXPECTED WITH 25 TO 35 MPH WINDS.
WIND ADVISORIES ARE IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN IOWA INTO
THE LATE AFTERNOON HOURS. HIGHS TODAY WILL REACH THE LOWER 50S
NORTHEAST TO THE LOWER 70S SOUTHWEST. LOWS TONIGHT WILL ONLY FALL
INTO THE 40S AND 50S WITH HIGHS IN THE 50S AND 60S ON THURSDAY.

FRIDAY LOOKS TO BE SUNNY AND WARMER WITH HIGHS BACK IN THE 60S
AND 70S OVER THE ENTIRE STATE. ACTIVE WEATHER RETURNS FOR THE
WEEKEND WITH PERIODS OF RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE REGION
SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH EARLY MONDAY. ADDITIONAL SHOWERS ARE
POSSIBLE ON MONDAY. SOME OF THE STORMS OVER THE WEEKEND MAY BE
STRONG AS WELL. IT WILL BE GENERALLY COOLER WITH HIGHS IN THE 50S
TO 60 AND LOWS GENERALLY IN THE 30 TO 40S.


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