Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1104 AM CDT Mon Apr 17 2017
High pressure will dominate the weather over the state of Iowa today.
After a morning with lows in the 40s and low 50s temperatures will
climb into the mid 60s to mid 70s, with light winds and mostly sunny
skies. Cloud cover increases from west to east tonight as the next
storm system approaches the area. Showers and storms are possible as a
front moves into western Iowa tonight, then crossing the rest of the
state on Tuesday. More widespread shower and thunderstorm activity is
expected late Tuesday night and through much of Wednesday. A few
strong to severe storms and locally heavy rainfall will be possible,
but most of the area stands will likely see a half inch to an inch of
rain by Wednesday night.
Conditions dry out Thursday and for most of Friday. Temperatures will
be slightly cooler than normal in the wake of the cold front, with
highs in the mid 50s to low 60s. Another round of shower and
thunderstorm chances move through Friday night and into Saturday,
mainly across the southern half of the state.