Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
512 AM CDT SAT APR 12 2014

LOW PRESSURE MOVED ACROSS SOUTH DAKOTA OVERNIGHT AS A WARM FRONT
MOVED NORTHWARD THROUGH IOWA. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED NEAR THE BOUNDARY ACROSS PORTIONS OF
NORTHERN IOWA DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS. HOWEVER...THE RAIN
ASSOCIATED WITH THE SHOWERS WAS QUITE LIGHT WITH AMOUNTS GENERALLY
UNDER ONE TENTH OF AN INCH. WINDS ACROSS THE STATE WERE FROM THE
SOUTH AT 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTY CONDITIONS IN THE SOUTHWEST.
TEMPERATURES WERE QUITE WARM DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS WITH
READINGS RANGING FROM AROUND 50 IN THE NORTHEAST TO NEAR 60 IN THE
FAR WEST.

THE LOW AND ASSOCIATED FRONT WILL GRADUALLY SETTLE THROUGH IOWA
AND SURROUNDING STATE DURING THE WEEKEND. FOR TODAY...
PRECIPITATION WILL BE ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTHERN IOWA INTO
MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN. HOWEVER...AS THE FRONT DROPS SOUTH...
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORECAST TO DEVELOP BY LATER THIS
AFTERNOON ACROSS MUCH OF CENTRAL IOWA. THE POSSIBILITY OF SOME
SEVERE WEATHER EXISTS WITH THESE STORMS ALONG WITH ISOLATED HEAVY
RAINFALL. THE ACTIVITY WILL PRESS EASTWARD TONIGHT WITH ANOTHER
ROUND OF PRECIPITATION DEVELOPING IN KANSAS. THIS AREA OF RAIN AND
THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE INTO IOWA ON SUNDAY WITH GENEROUS AMOUNTS
OF RAIN. STORM TOTAL PRECIPITATION OF UP TO ONE INCH WILL BE
COMMON IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE STATE WITH ISOLATED
HIGHER AMOUNTS. MUCH COOLER AIR IS FORECAST TO MOVE INTO IOWA ON
THE BACKSIDE OF THE SYSTEM WITH SOME SNOW EXPECTED BY LATER SUNDAY
INTO SUNDAY NIGHT...ALTHOUGH ANY ACCUMULATIONS APPEAR QUITE LIGHT
AT THIS TIME.

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