Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
424 AM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017
Clouds, strong winds, and light to moderate for some, was present
across Iowa this morning. A boundary was located over east-central
Iowa helped widespread rain to much of Iowa east of Interstate 35.
The highest rainfall amounts were located over southeastern Iowa.
Strong northwesterly winds blowing in the 10 to 20 mph range were
present behind the front. Far northwestern Iowa locations had wind
speeds gusting to 25 to 30 mph overnight. Normal low temperatures for
this time of year are in the low to mid 40s... which is where we were
this morning for locations west of or behind the boundary. At 4 am,
the temperature in Des Moines was 46 degrees and it was 40 degrees in
Estherville. Ahead of the boundary where it was raining, temperatures
were in the low to mid 50s. It was 55 degrees in Waterloo at 4 am.
This afternoon into Thursday should bring most of us a break from the
rain...as eastern Iowa may see showers throughout the day today.
Temperatures for the afternoon will not warm up very much from this
morning. Winds will stay up from the northwest in the 15 to 25 mph
range, and cloud skies will dominate. High temperatures west of
Interstate 35 should be in the low to mid 40s... and highs east of
Interstate 35 should be in the low to mid 50s.
Thursday should be dry, and more showers and storms arrive Friday and
persist widespread throughout this upcoming weekend. Rainfall amounts
may range from 1 to 3 inches across Iowa during the next 7 days, with
the highest totals in southeastern Iowa. Daytime temperatures will
cool to the 40s and 50s for much of the next week. Overnight
temperatures will be in the 30s and 40s, with frost, freezing
temperatures possible Thursday morning.