Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
516 AM CDT FRI MAY 6 2016

THE WEATHER REMAINED QUIET ACROSS IOWA OVERNIGHT AS HIGH PRESSURE
SLOWLY RECEDED FROM THE STATE. LIGHT SOUTHWEST WINDS WERE COMMON
ACROSS STATE DURING THE NIGHT KEEPING TEMPERATURES WARMER THAN THE
PAST FEW NIGHTS OVER IOWA. OVERNIGHT READINGS RANGED FROM UPPER
40S IN THE EAST WITH LOW TO MID 50S ELSEWHERE. SKIES REMAINED
CLEAR OVERNIGHT WITH SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.

A VERY WARM DAY IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGION TODAY AHEAD OF A
COLD FRONT APPROACHING THE REGION. HIGHS WILL CLIMB INTO THE 70S
AND 80S ACROSS THE MIDWEST AS SOUTHWEST WINDS SPREAD WARM AIR
REGION-WIDE. A COLD FRONT WILL DROP INTO THE REGION TONIGHT INTO
SATURDAY. A FEW SCATTERED SHOWERS WILL OCCUR WITH THIS BOUNDARY AS
IT SAGS TO THE SOUTH, HOWEVER MOST LOCATIONS WILL REMAIN DRY INTO
SUNDAY MORNING. A MORE PRONOUNCED SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO LIFT INTO
THE MIDWEST BY LATE SUNDAY WITH PRECIPITATION BECOMING MORE
WIDESPREAD IN IOWA AND SURROUNDING AREAS BY SUNDAY NIGHT INTO
EARLY NEXT WEEK. TEMPERATURES WILL ALSO COOL SLIGHTLY INTO THE
WEEKEND BEHIND THE FRONT WITH TEMPERATURES MORE SEASONABLE INTO
EARLY NEXT WEEK.

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