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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
526 PM CDT Fri Oct 20 2017

Today was still a nice day across Iowa. With the approaching cold
front, wind speeds did increase, coming from the south at 15 to 20
miles per hour. Ahead of the front, some areas did have scattered
cloud cover. High temperatures this afternoon were mainly in the mid
70s. As of the early evening, radar did show some activity in
southeast Iowa. However, there have been no indications of
precipitation reaching the ground.

Across the rest of the region, cloud cover has increased with the
approaching system. Northern and central Missouri had cloudy
conditions with isolated rain showers. High temperatures throughout
the Midwest and Great Plains were in the 70s this afternoon.

Severe weather threatens Iowa tomorrow afternoon into the evening
hours as a cold front is slated to pass through the state from west
east. For timing, during the late afternoon, the greatest threat for
severe weather in west- central Iowa... During the evening, the
greatest threat will be in central Iowa, and during the late evening
to early overnight hours, the greatest threat will be in eastern
Beyond this boundary, next week looks cooler, with highs in the 50s
and 60s plus lows in the upper 30s to 40s.

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