Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
518 AM CDT Tue Mar 21 2017
Skies were partly to mostly cloudy across Iowa overnight. There were a
few sprinkles west early in the morning, but most areas remained dry.
Temperatures heading toward daybreak were somewhat mild for this time
of year with readings from the middle 30s north to middle to upper
40s south. Winds were typically north to northeast at 5 to 15 mph.
The light rain just entering Iowa early this morning was the leading
edge of a larger area of rain that is expected to advance through the
Missouri River Valley through at least midday. There may even be a few
periods of light snow from Nebraska into western Iowa this morning.
All of this precipitation should end by late afternoon leading into
fair and cool weather for Wednesday.
The biggest weather story of the week however will be a large system
passing through the Midwest from Thursday into the weekend. Widespread
showers and even some thunderstorms are anticipated with moderate to
heavy rainfall amounts possible in some locations. The best chances
for thunder will be from central Iowa south into Missouri and Illinois
Friday Night. Friday will also be a warm day in these locations with
highs in the middle 60s to lower 70s.