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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1042 AM CDT Tue Jul 19 2016

Widespread showers and thunderstorms tracked across Iowa this
morning with very heavy rainfall across parts of north central or
northwest Iowa. Many areas saw over an inch of rain with portions
of Pocahontas, Webster, and Calhoun counties seeing 2 to 3 inches
of rain with locally higher amounts. These storms were still in
progress as the late morning progressed onward and covered much of
central and north central Iowa. Skies were cloudy statewide with a
few breaks in the clouds in the southwest. Temperatures by the
late morning were in the low 70s under the rain and in the low 80s
in southern Iowa. Winds were generally from the southeast to
southwest at 5 to 10 mph.

Showers and thunderstorms will track across much of Iowa through
the afternoon with heavy rainfall being the biggest threat. A
flash flood watch is in effect for central Iowa through this
afternoon. Some storms during the afternoon hours may be strong to
severe with hail and damaging winds being the biggest threats. Hot
and humid conditions are then forecast over the region Wednesday
through Saturday, with Thursday and Friday likely to be the
hottest days. Heat index values of 100 to 110 degrees are expected
during this time.


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