Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
AWUS83 KDMX 201705
Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1105 AM CST Mon Feb 20 2017
A warm a very moist airmass was in place over much of the Central
Plains overnight. Des Moines was a just a few degrees away from a
daily record high temperature during the night time hours. By late
morning a large area of showers and a few thunderstorms tracked north
into Iowa. Brief heavy rainfall was reported, but for the most part
the rain was light to moderate. Rain amounts were generally around a
tenth to a quarter of an inch with locally higher amounts.
Light rain will continue off an on through the afternoon hours as
temperatures steadily rise into the 60s. Conditions will dry out this
evening, and a return to widespread sunshine will commence tomorrow.
Additional record highs will likely fall on Tuesday and Wednesday as
highs push back into the 70s in parts of the state.
A significant pattern change will occur late in the week as a strong
low pressure system moves through the Central Plains. Winter storm
conditions will be possible over Iowa, especially in the northern
half of the state. Those with travel interests Friday and this
weekend should pay close attention to the forecast as the winter
weather forecast evolves and becomes more clear over the coming days.