Regional Weather Summary
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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
505 AM CDT THU MAY 5 2016

CANADIAN HIGH PRESSURE MOVED INTO IOWA OVERNIGHT WITH CLEAR SKIES
AND LIGHT WINDS. THIS ALLOWED TEMPERATURES TO COOL RAPIDLY
OVERNIGHT WITH VERY COOL READINGS BY EARLY MORNING. FROST LIKELY
OCCURRED IN PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST IOWA WHERE
TEMPERATURES HAD FALLEN CLOSE TO FREEZING. READINGS DURING THE
EARLY MORNING HOURS RANGED FROM THE MID 30S IN THE NORTHEAST THIRD
OF IOWA TO THE MID 40S IN THE FAR SOUTH.

RELATIVELY QUIET WEATHER IS EXPECTED FOR MUCH OF THE REGION FOR
TODAY INTO FRIDAY AS A LARGE UPPER LEVEL RIDGE DRIFTS ACROSS THE
REGION. MAINLY CLEAR SKIES ARE FORECAST DURING THIS TIME WITH
TEMPERATURES WARMING INTO THE 60S AND 70S TODAY WITH WIDESPREAD
80S ON FRIDAY. THE WEATHER WILL GRADUALLY BECOME MORE ACTIVE AS A
FRONT SETTLES TOWARD IOWA DURING THE WEEKEND. WHILE A FEW
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE ON SATURDAY
INTO SUNDAY...THE BEST THREAT OF STORMS AND RAIN WILL COME SUNDAY
NIGHT INTO MONDAY AS LOW PRESSURE MOVES NORTHWARD TOWARD THE
STATE. THE FRONT WILL ALSO BRING COOLER READINGS INTO THE STATE BY
THE WEEKEND WITH HIGHS GENERALLY IN THE MID 60S TO MID 70S.

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