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Weather Summary
National Weather Service Quad Cities IA IL
1110 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 warm today with high temperatures reaching the upper
70s to lower 80s. Over eastern Iowa, western Illinois, and
northeast Missouri 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 Wednesday night.

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