Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
AWUS83 KDMX 170952
Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
452 AM CDT Mon Apr 17 2017
A passing disturbance brought mid level clouds to Northern Iowa
overnight while the rest of the region had a mostly clear sky.
Temperatures were pretty uniform overnight with all reporting stations
falling into the mid 40`s to lower 50`s. The wind was light and
variable across the state.
High pressure will be in control of the weather again today with a
mostly sunny sky expected and temperatures pretty similar to Sunday
with highs in the 60`s North to lower 70`s South. Enjoy today because
the weather pattern will turn active from Tuesday into the start of
the weekend. On Tuesday a low pressure system will pass across the
Northern Plains into the Upper Midwest and drag a cold front through
the region. The front will be the focus for showers and thunderstorms...
some of which will be severe across the Plains into Southwest Iowa.
On the heels of that system, another low pressure system will move
across the central and Southern Plains on Wednesday and re-energize
the frontal boundary that will lay just South of the area and pull it
North as a warm front. Wednesday evening the low will pass to the East
and drag a cold front behind it. Once again severe storms will be
possible across Southern Iowa into Northern Missouri and Kansas.
We will dry out and cool off some Thursday and Friday but Friday night
and Saturday another weather system will pass mainly to our South
bringing in even cooler temps and a chance for showers to the state.
The exact track of this system is still in doubt so impacts to the
region will be better determined in the coming days. Highs will be in
the 60`s and 70`s today and Tuesday with 50`s and 60`s for late in the
week. The weekend will start out cool with highs in the 50`s. Lows
will be in the 40`s and 50`s to start the week and end the week in the
30`s and 40`s.