Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
552 PM CDT Fri Jul 22 2016

After the oppressive heat yesterday, today was a bit more
tolerable for many with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s and
heat index values generally around 100. Heat index values did
reach into the 105 to 110 degree range over portions of western
Iowa though. Similar to yesterday, breezy southerly winds around
10 to 15 mph also helped make the heat more tolerable. As of early
this evening, temperatures remained on the warm side with
temperatures ranging from the mid 80s in the north to around 90 in
the south and heat index values near or greater than 100.

Saturday will remain hot for many, with temperatures around 90 in
the north to mid 90s in the south. Resulting heat index values
will once again approach 100 in the north and 105 or greater
through portions of central and southern Iowa. Relief will finally
begin to move through the state overnight Saturday, dropping highs
Sunday into the low to mid 80s in the north and near 90 in the
south along with more tolerable dew points as well. The more
tolerable temperatures will continue through the week, with the
possibility of low 80s nearly state wide by mid-week.

Storm chances will be scattered primarily across the northern
half of Iowa through the weekend before more widespread chances
return mid-week and through the end of the week.


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