Regional Weather Summary
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
439 AM CDT Fri Aug 19 2016

Scattered showers and thunderstorms impacted portions of central
and northern Iowa overnight. A few storms produced pockets of
heavier rainfall. Early this morning a few showers were lingering
over the north but are expected to weaken and move into Minnesota
and Wisconsin. Skies ranged from mostly cloudy in the north to
mostly clear in the far south. Low temperatures bottomed out in
the 60s and lower 70s with generally light south winds from 5 to
10 mph.

After a few morning showers...a general lull in precipitation is
expected through afternoon. Skies are expected to range from
mostly cloudy in the north to partly sunny in the central and
south. Areas that see considerable sunshine should warm well into
the 80s with humid conditions. A seasonably strong cold front will
sweep through Iowa this afternoon into tonight...bringing with it
widespread showers and thunderstorms. A few storms could become
strong to severe with damaging winds the primary severe weather
threat. Localized heavy rainfall will also be possible in any
heavier downpours. Temperatures will cool substantially behind the
cold front, with highs in the low to mid 70s for the weekend. A
gradual warm up will ensue early next week with the next good
opportunity for widespread rainfall coming late Tuesday into


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