Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
530 PM CDT Wed Oct 26 2016

The rain from overnight Tuesday night into Wednesday morning moved off
into Illinois by Wednesday afternoon. The clouds, however, stuck
around all of Wednesday into Wednesday night. The clouds helped keep
temperatures slightly below normal on Wednesday. Normal highs for this
time of year are in the mid to upper 50s, and the highs for Wednesday
were generally in the low to mid 50s. At 5 pm, the temperature in Des
 Moines was 55 degrees, it was 48 in Waterloo, and the temperature in
Madison, Wisconsin was 46. As the area of low pressure responsible for
the the cloud cover moved eastward across Iowa, winds became
northwesterly at around 10 to 20 mph.

As the aforementioned area of low pressure continues to move off
towards the Ohio Valley region, sunshine...along with warmer
temperatures... will return to Iowa for Thursday into this weekend.
For Thursday, eastern Iowa will be stuck in the 50s under more cloud
cover, but western Iowa will see sun and temperatures climb into the
mid 60s to low 70s.

By Friday, 70s and a few low 80s are possible across Iowa.
Temperatures will then ease back down a bit into the 60s and low 70s
through the weekend and into the new week. The next opportunity for
widespread rainfall does not look to approach the state until Tuesday
evening and Wednesday of next week.

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