Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Quad Cities, IA IL
AWUS83 KDVN 181544
National Weather Service Quad Cities IA IL
1044 AM CDT Tue Apr 18 2017
A disturbance over the Northern Plains pushed into Iowa overnight.
Southerly winds and mild temperatures were common across eastern
Iowa, western Illinois and northeast Missouri. However, parts of
northwest Illinois were slightly cooler due to a lake breeze off
of Lake Michigan. Low temperatures ranged from 37 degrees at
Freeport, 50 degrees at Cedar Rapids, Vinton and Keokuk, and 52
degrees at Fort Madison.
The disturbance moving across Iowa today-will reach the northern
Great Lakes by tonight. Showers and thunderstorms associated with
this disturbance will weaken as they move into drier air, but by
late afternoon and evening moisture from the Gulf of Mexico will
surge northward into the region.
Much of southeast Iowa, northeast Missouri and western Illinois
will stay dry and warm today with high temperatures reaching the
upper 70s to lower 80s. Over northeast Iowa and parts of northwest
Illinois scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible during
the afternoon and evening. Temperatures tonight will range from
the upper 40s near Independence to the upper 50s near Macomb.
More showers and thunderstorms are expected Wednesday and