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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
522 PM CDT Tue Apr 18 2017

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms moved across much of the
state this afternoon. By late afternoon, spotty light rain or drizzle
remained from central into northeast Iowa. Elsewhere, to the northwest
and southeast, skies were mostly sunny. Late afternoon temperatures
were in the middle 60s north to the middle and upper 70s south. West
to southwest winds were 10 to 20 mph.

A cold front stretched from Minnesota into Iowa and Kansas this
afternoon. This was the first of a series of systems impacting Iowa
and the upper Midwest. The rain along this boundary will gradually
dissipate by this evening. Redevelopment of showers and storms is
likely this evening and overnight, generally in the vicinity of a
front that will stall out over the central and southern portions of
the state. Additional thunderstorm activity is likely Wednesday,
some of which may be severe during the afternoon and evening hours
capable of producing large hail and damaging winds. Tornados cannot be
ruled out, but the chances will be low. Conditions will dry out for
Thursday and Friday, although highs will be cooler in the mid 50s to
low 60s. Chances for light rain return to the southern half of the
state for Saturday, but otherwise the weekend looks dry with highs
holding around 60 degrees.

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