Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1054 AM CDT SAT JUL 4 2015

OUR JULY FOURTH STARTED OFF DRY ACROSS THE UPPER MIDWEST AS A
SMALL AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE MOVED ACROSS IOWA OVERNIGHT. A VERY
LARGE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE HAS BEEN LOCATED OVER THE MOUNTAIN
WEST ALL WEEK. THIS HIGH SHIFTED EASTWARD AGAIN...PLACING THE
REGION IN NORTHWESTERLY FLOW NEAR THE JET STREAM ONCE AGAIN. THIS
FLOW TRACES BACK TO WHERE THERE ARE LARGE FIRES BURNING IN CANADA.
SMOKE FROM THESE FIRES HAS MADE IT UP INTO THE JET STREAM AND HAS
BEEN BROUGHT DOWN INTO THE REGION ONCE AGAIN. THUS MANY OF US
NORTH OF INTERSTATE 80 WOKE UP TO SMOKY SKIES ONCE AGAIN. MORNING
TEMPERATURES WERE SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL...BOTTOMING OUT IN THE
50S. WINDS WERE LIGHT AND VARIABLE.

FOR THE REST OF OUR INDEPENDENCE DAY...EXPECT SKIES TO REMAIN
MOSTLY CLEAR TO PARTLY CLOUDY. EXPECT THE SMOKE TO ALSO LIGHTLY
BLANKET THE SKIES THROUGH SUNSET. NORMAL HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR
THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE LOW TO MID 80S. THE UPPER MIDWEST
SHOULD NEAR TO SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL WITH HIGHS EXPECTED TO BE IN
THE UPPER 70S TO MID 80S.

THE NEXT BEST CHANCE OF WIDESPREAD RAIN COMES SUNDAY INTO MONDAY
AS AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE AND A COLD FRONT WILL BE PASSING
THROUGH THE REGION. TEMPERATURES ON SUNDAY WILL MAKE IT INTO THE
LOW TO MID 80S. BEHIND THE COLD FRONT...TEMPERATURES WILL DECREASE
AGAIN...WITH HIGHS MAKING IT BACK DOWN TO THE MID TO UPPER 70S AND
LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S TO MID 60S. AFTER MONDAY...IT APPEARS RAIN
CHANCES WILL RETURN TOWARDS THE MIDDLE TO END OF NEXT WEEK.

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