Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
AWUS83 KDMX 191006
WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
506 AM CDT Wed Apr 19 2017
A boundary stalled over far southern Iowa and into northern Kansas
overnight. This boundary was beginning to make slow progress back
north as a warm front. Thunderstorms developed north of the boundary
early this morning and had reached portions of south central and
southwest Iowa by 4 am. The remainder of the state remained mostly
dry. Temperatures at 4 am ranged from the mid to upper 40s north to
the low to mid 60s south. The wind was from the north at 5 to 10 mph
except for south of the boundary where the wind had become southerly.
The area of thunderstorms will continue to lift north this morning and
will be over far northern Iowa and southern Minnesota by this
afternoon. An isolated severe storm may occur with these storms. A
warm front will lift into central Iowa by this afternoon while a cold
front reaches western Iowa. Very warm temperatures are forecast south
of this warm front with highs in the 70s to low 80s while cooler
conditions in the 50s and 60s reside to the north. Thunderstorms are
expected to develop near the cold front by late this afternoon.
These storms may be severe and be capable of producing large hail and
damaging winds in addition to a few tornadoes as the activity spreads
east into central Iowa. Locally heavy rainfall may also occur. Stay
tuned to the latest forecasts regarding severe weather potential
Drier conditions will arrive for Thursday and into the weekend.
Temperatures will be cooler in the mid 50s to mid 60s through Saturday
then rise into the mid to upper 60s on Sunday.