Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
522 AM CDT Sun Apr 16 2017
A cold front passed through the state last evening, exiting the
Southeast around 2 AM. Thunderstorms accompanied the front and some
of the storms produced large hail with many locations also receiving
moderate rainfall, on the order of a half inch to an inch and a half.
Radar estimated rainfall amounts for a few locations South of Interstate
80 were approaching 3 inches. By 5 AM temperatures were in the lower 40`s
Northwest to the lower 60`s Southeast with mid 50`s being widely reported
elsewhere. A North to Northwest wind at 5 to 15 mph was common behind
the frontal passage. Cloud cover was mainly tied to the cold frontal
passage but did persist for several hours after the passage. At 5 AM
The Northern third of the state was mostly clear while the central
third of the state had partly to mostly clouds skies...mainly of the
mid and high variety. Southern Iowa still have low clouds lingering.
Today and Monday will be a couple of great days with a sunny sky and
temperatures in the 60`s and no rain. A weather system will pass
through the area on Tuesday into Wednesday with a second system on
it`s heels for Wednesday night and Thursday. Showers and storms can
be expected periodically from Tuesday onward. Some storms Wednesday
could be severe and also produce heavy rainfall.
Late in the week a strong weather system will move across the Plains
and impact the region. There is still a lot of uncertainty as to where
this system will track so specific threats at this point are difficult
to determine. However we are watching this system for a heavy rain
potential and for strong thunderstorms.