Regional Weather Summary
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1103 AM CDT Sun Jul 16 2017

Did anyone else feel it this morning? The return of high humidity made
its presence felt across a good portion of the state this morning.
With dew points in the upper 60s to low 70s overnight across much of
the state, lows were only able to reach the low 70s in most cases. As
one might imagine, starting out uncomfortable probably does not bode
well for the day. By late this morning, temperatures ranged from the
mid 80s across the south to the upper 70s in the north, with dew
points remaining in the upper 60s to low 70s. Resulting heat index
values were already into the 90s for many spots south of Interstate

The theme today and well into the new work week well be continued
heat, high humidity, and at times dangerous heat index values over
100 across the southern half of Iowa. While parts of southwest and
southern Iowa will see heat index values eclipse 100 for the next few
days, the hottest days for the state look to come Tuesday through
Thursday when highs will reach into the mid 90s and heat index values
around or over 100 could be seen in all but northeast Iowa. With the
sustained heat and humidity coming, it will be very important to stay
on top of keeping cool and hydrated.

Through this time frame, a few opportunities for storms exist, with
the best chances coming Tuesday overnight into Wednesday morning and
then Thursday overnight into Friday morning.


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