Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
AWUS83 KDMX 191534
Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1034 AM CDT Fri Aug 19 2016
Scattered showers and thunderstorms impacted portions of central
and northern Iowa overnight into this morning. A few storms
produced pockets of heavier rainfall and small hail, primarily
across portions of north central Iowa. Elsewhere, skies ranged
from mostly cloudy in the north to mostly clear in the far south.
Normal low temperatures for this time of year are in the low to
mid 60s. This mornings lows bottomed out in the mid 60s to low
70s, around 5 or so degrees above normal. In Des Moines, today`s
low was 74, the low in Waterloo was 71, and the low in Iowa City
was 68 degrees. Winds were from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
A seasonably strong cold front will sweep through Iowa this
afternoon into tonight...bringing with it widespread showers and
thunderstorms. Behind the front, temperatures should peak out in
the mid to upper 70s across northern Iowa. Ahead of the front, in
central to southern Iowa, highs will be in the mid to upper 80s.
This evening, a few storms could become strong to severe with
damaging winds the primary severe weather threat. Localized heavy
rainfall will also be possible in any heavier downpours.
Temperatures will cool substantially behind the cold front, with
highs in the low to mid 70s, and lows in the 50s for the weekend.
A gradual warm up will ensue early next week with the next good
opportunity for widespread rainfall coming late Tuesday into