Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
AWUS83 KDMX 291603
Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1103 AM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017
Skies were cloudy across all of Iowa this morning, ahead of what could
end up being a very wet weekend. Rainfall had entered southern Iowa by
mid morning. Early morning lows were in the lower and middle 30s north
to the lower and middle 40s south. Late morning readings were mostly
in the lower and middle 40s statewide. Breezy northeast winds were
blowing at 10 to 20 mph with some stronger gusts.
Rain continues to develop and move along a frontal boundary that
stretches from southern Missouri into southern Illinois. The boundary
will continue to slowly lift northeast across the region this
weekend. The weekend will be cool and increasingly wet and blustery
as several rounds of precipitation work their way across the region.
High temperatures will generally range in the 40s today and Monday,
while on Sunday, highs will only be in the upper 30s northwest but
approach 60 degrees southeast. Meanwhile widespread rain showers are
expected today, followed by another round of showers and isolated
thunderstorms tonight through Sunday, followed by more rain Sunday
night into Monday that may change to light snow at times in
northwestern Iowa. Breezy conditions are also expected from this
afternoon through Sunday afternoon and increasing further on Monday.
The weather pattern will finally change from Tuesday through the end
of next week. We will see mainly dry conditions with just a few
scattered showers daily high temperatures will rebound into the mid
60s to lower 70s by Friday and Saturday.