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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
446 AM CDT Thu Mar 30 2017

With 1.47 inches of precipitation, Des Moines set a daily
precipitation record for yesterday. Through the early morning hours,
light rain continued across southern and eastern Iowa...with a
couple reports of thunder in southeastern Iowa. Rainfall amounts after
1 am generally neared one tenth to one quarter of an inch in
southeastern Iowa. With the cloud cover, temperatures remained
generally steady into the morning hours, with temperatures in the mid
to upper 30s in northern Iowa, and the low to mid 40s in central to
southern Iowa. Skies were generally cloudy, and winds were from the
east to northeast at 10 to 20 mph, with occasional gusts near 30 to 35
mph during stronger periods of rain.

Responsible for much of the precipitation and cloud cover was an area
of low pressure centered over northeastern Kansas. This low should
continue to trek eastward throughout today, bringing along with it
more clouds and rain. The heaviest rain and highest potential for
thunderstorms will be well east of Iowa, focusing more in Illinois and
locations farther south and southeast. Temperatures for today will be
similar to where they were yesterday, with highs expected to be in the
low to mid 40s across the region. Winds will be northeasterly to
northerly at 10 to 20 mph throughout much of today.

The rest of the week into the weekend will continue to feature cloud
cover. Rain chances should take a break for Friday afternoon into
Saturday, but will return again Sunday into the start of next week as
the next system makes its way through the upper Midwest. We may not
see widespread sunshine until the middle of next week. High temperatures
should remain in the 40s and 50s for the next seven days, with lows in
the 30s and 40s.


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