Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1049 AM CDT SUN APR 20 2014

ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MOVE ACROSS PARTS OF THE REGION
THIS MORNING. MANY LOCATIONS FROM AROUND AMES NORTHWARD INTO
SOUTHERN MINNESOTA RECEIVED AROUND ONE TENTH TO ONE QUARTER OF AN
INCH OF RAIN. TEMPERATURES EVERYWHERE STARTED OFF ON THE MILD
SIDE AND THE SHOULD WIND UP BEING WELL ABOVE NORMAL INTO THIS
EVENING. NORMAL LOW TEMPERATURES FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE
GENERALLY IN THE UPPER 30S TO LOW 40S ACROSS THE REGION.
TODAY...DES MOINES HAD A LOW OF 56 DEGREES...WATERLOO HAD A LOW OF
56...AND ESTHERVILLE HAD A LOW OF 46 DEGREES. WINDS WERE NOT TOO
STRONG THIS MORNING...BLOWING FROM THE SOUTH AT AROUND 7 TO 13
MPH.

THE SUN MANAGED TO MAKE ITS WAY OUT GENERALLY SOUTH OF INTERSTATE
80...WHICH WILL HELP TEMPERATURES WARM UP A FAIR AMOUNT FOR SUNDAY
AFTERNOON. HIGHS WILL BE IN THE MID 70S TO LOW 80S FOR MUCH OF THE
REGION. THANKS TO CLOUDS AND ISOLATED SHOWERS...HIGHS WILL BE
STUCK IN THE MID 60S TO LOW 70S FOR SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND FAR
NORTHEASTERN IOWA. WINDS TODAY WILL BE AROUND THE 10 TO 15 MPH
RANGE ON AVERAGE...WITH SLIGHTLY STRONGER WINDS FROM CENTRAL TO
SOUTHERN IOWA...AND SLIGHTLY WEAKER WINDS FROM NORTHERN IOWA INTO
CENTRAL MINNESOTA.

SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL GRADUALLY SPREAD INTO CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN
IOWA BY MONDAY MORNING...WHICH SHOULD MAKE MONDAY A RAINY DAY FOR
MUCH OF IOWA. AROUND A QUARTER OF AN INCH OF RAIN SHOULD BE
EXPECTED FOR MANY LOCATIONS IN IOWA WITH THIS SYSTEM.

TUESDAY SHOULD BE DRY...BUT WEDNESDAY INTO FRIDAY LOOKS TO BRING
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO THE REGION. A FEW MAY BE
STRONG AT TIMES WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY AFTERNOONS. WEDNESDAY WILL
LIKELY BE THE COOLEST DAY OF THE WEEK...WITH HIGHS IN THE 50S AND
60S FOR MOST OF THE WEEK. TUESDAY WILL LIKELY BE THE WARMEST
DAY...WITH HIGHS MAKING IT TO THE 60S AND 70S.

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