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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1111 AM CDT Wed May 17 2017

Mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers have been the story for much
of Iowa this morning as the active weather pattern continues into
today. Currently, winds are out of the south southeast allowing for
increasing moisture and warm air across the state. Highs today in Iowa
will again be pushing the mid 70`s for northern Iowa and upper 80`s
for southern Iowa. Storms, some possibly severe, expected across most
of the state this afternoon and evening. Most of Iowa is under an
enhanced risk for severe weather. Weak, fast moving tornadoes are the
main threat with damaging winds, hail, and locally heavy rainfall also

The low pressure system associated with this potential for severe
weather is currently located off to our west and is making its way
east into Iowa. This system has Iowa under persistent cloud cover.
Into the afternoon hours, we may see some slight clearing in the
clouds with an influx of dry air. This could aid in additional
destabilization of conditions. Timing for these storms will be around
the mid afternoon to early evening hours.

With the passing of the cold front tonight, temperatures will be much
more pleasant tomorrow and into the weekend. High`s in the low 70`s
for southern Iowa and in the low 50`s for northern Iowa. Some sunshine
returns tomorrow, and then our next chance for showers across Iowa
returns Friday and Saturday as the next active system makes its way
across the midwest.


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