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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1053 AM CDT Tue Jul 25 2017

Except for a small cluster of showers and storms over the far
northeast corner of the state this morning, skies were sunny. Early
morning low temperatures were generally in the 60s across the state
with a few readings in the lower 70s over the far southwest
counties. By late morning, readings ranged from the middle 60s
northeast where thunderstorms were cooling the air to the lower 80s
southwest where sunny skies dominated the area. South to southeast
winds were 10 to 15 mph with occasional stronger gusts around 20 to 25
mph.

A warm front stretched over the Missouri River valley this morning.
Behind the front, a much warmer and more humid airmass will spread
across the region today as south winds increase ahead of an
approaching cold front, currently over the Dakotas. Highs will climb
back into the 90s in the Missouri River valley with 80s farther north
and east. Heat index values will approach 100 in portions of western
Iowa and locations to the west and south this afternoon under mostly
sunny skies. By late afternoon into the evening, showers and
thunderstorms are forecast to develop along a cold front from the
Nebraska panhandle into western Minnesota. These storms will produce
some severe weather along with localized heavy rainfall. This system
will drop southeast into Wednesday with Iowa seeing the best chance of
strong to severe storms along with a few locations of heavier
rainfall. The system is expected to pass by Thursday with cooler and
drier weather for much of the upper Midwest by the end of the work
week.

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