Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1017 AM CDT FRI APR 18 2014

THOUGH IT MAY HAVE BEEN A COOL START TO THE DAY...TEMPERATURES
WILL BE FINISHING NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL TODAY...AND MUCH WARMER
HEADING INTO THIS WEEKEND. NORMAL LOW TEMPERATURES FOR THIS TIME
OF YEAR ARE GENERALLY IN THE UPPER 30S TO LOW 40S ACROSS THE
REGION. TODAY...DES MOINES HAD A LOW OF 34 DEGREES...WATERLOO HAD
A LOW OF 24...AND COUNCIL BLUFFS HAD A LOW OF 32 DEGREES. WINDS
WERE ON THE LIGHT SIDE THIS MORNING AS THEY WERE GENERALLY LIGHT
AND VARIABLE. SKIES WERE MOSTLY TO COMPLETELY CLEAR.

THE REST OF TODAY SHOULD BE FAIRLY NICE OUT THERE IF YOU ARE
LOOKING FOR SUNSHINE AND WARMER WEATHER. SKIES SHOULD REMAIN
MOSTLY TO COMPLETELY SUNNY AND TEMPERATURES WILL BE WARMING UP TO
THE LOW TO MID 60S ACROSS THE REGION. WINDS WILL BE FROM THE SOUTH
TO SOUTHWEST AT AROUND 10 TO 15 MPH.

LOWS TONIGHT WILL BE A SOLID 10 TO 15 DEGREES WARMER THAN THEY
WERE FOR FRIDAY MORNING...BOTTOMING OUT IN THE LOW TO MID 40S.
WINDS WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE AS HIGH PRESSURE APPROACHES THE
REGION TO THE NORTH. WINDS DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS WILL BE FROM
THE SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST AT AROUND 10 TO 15 MPH. UNDER PARTLY CLOUDY
SKIES...EVEN WARMER AIR WILL MAKE IT INTO THE REGION FOR SATURDAY
AFTERNOON AS HIGHS WILL BE IN LOW TO UPPER 70S. WINDS WILL
CONTINUE THEIR INCREASE...TOPPING OUT IN THE 15 TO 25 MPH RANGE
WITH GUSTS TO 30 AND 35 MPH.

THE NEXT BEST CHANCE FOR PRECIPITATION LOOKS TO BE SUNDAY INTO
MONDAY. A BOUNDARY WILL BE PASSING THROUGH THE REGION FROM
NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST...ARRIVING IN NORTHWESTERN IOWA SUNDAY
MORNING...MAKING IT TO THE DES MOINES METRO BY SUNDAY
EVENING...AND EXITING THE REGION SOMETIME MONDAY. TUESDAY SHOULD
BE DRY...BUT WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY LOOKS TO BRING A CHANCE OF
STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS TO PARTS OF THE REGION.
TEMPERATURES SHOULD BE IN THE 60S AND 70S ALL OF NEXT WEEK.

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