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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1120 AM CDT Mon Jul 18 2016

Widespread showers and thunderstorms tracked across central and
southern Iowa early this morning with some locations receiving
over three inches of rain in a very short timeframe. These storms
had shifted south and were only affecting far southwest Iowa by
the late morning hours. Aside from the mostly cloudy to cloudy
skies in southern Iowa due to the aforementioned rain, it was a
mostly clear to clear morning over Iowa. A weak frontal boundary
was positioned over the state with northeasterly winds to the
north and east and southwesterly winds in the southern part of the
state. Temperatures were generally in the 70s to low 80s.

The front will move little today and serve as the focusing
mechanism for additional showers and thunderstorms late this
evening and tonight. Some of these storms will be strong with
heavy rain the biggest threat. The focus will then turn towards
increasing heat and humidity through the week. Highs today will
reach the mid 80s, but readings by Wednesday will be in the 90s
with dew points rising into the 70s. Heat indices during the
hottest times of the day will rise to between 100 and 110 degrees.
Generally dry weather is also anticipated for the middle to latter
part of the week.


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