Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1052 AM CDT Thu Apr 20 2017
Skies were cloudy across the state this morning with patchy showers
over the southeast counties of the state. Morning low temperatures
were in the lower 40s northwest to the lower 50s south. By late
morning, temperatures were in the middle and upper 40s north to the
lower and middle 50s south. It was a cool morning with temperatures in
the 40s and 50s as well as breezy northwest winds at 15 to 25 mph.
Low pressure was centered over southeast Wisconsin. A cold front
stretched from the low into Missouri and Oklahoma. This system will
continue to push north and east today. Showers and thunderstorms are
forecast across the southern Great Lakes into the Ohio River Valley.
High pressure will build into the upper Midwest producing lighter
winds and partly to mostly sunny conditions. The high will push into
the upper Midwest by Friday as storms move through the central Plains.
Precipitation associated with that system will persist from Friday
into early Sunday from Kansas into central and southern Missouri.
Meanwhile, more seasonal temperatures are expected across the upper
Midwest with dry conditions into the weekend including much of Iowa.