Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
523 PM CDT Tue Jul 18 2017

The warmth and humidity continued across the state today making it
uncomfortable to be active outdoors. While current temperatures as of
4:30 PM are only hanging around the mid to upper 80s across the
state, dewpoints are following close behind leaving apparent
temperatures anywhere from the lower to upper 90s. Partly to mostly
cloudy skies are evident over the state but are not doing much to
offer relief from the heat. Winds are generally out of the southwest
around 10 to 15 miles per hour adding to the warm and moist air mass.

The heat and humidity continues and becomes dangerous tomorrow
through Saturday. An excessive heat warning is in effect for counties
in southern and central Iowa. A heat advisory is in effect for many
counties in northwestern Iowa. With high pressure being the dominant
driver of our weather this week, warm moist air will continue being
funneled in from the south. Temperatures and humidity will rise
allowing for apparent temperatures to be high anywhere from 100 to 105
degrees. Thursday apparent temperatures could rise even higher
possibly closer to 110 in some areas. The heat is expected to continue
through Saturday with little relief expected until the beginning of
next week.


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