Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
520 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2016

Periods of showers and thunderstorms occurred overnight but
radar estimated rainfall amounts were generally light. The
showers and storms were dissipating as they moved into Eastern
Iowa. Overnight temperatures were rather mild and by 5 AM had only
dipped into the lower to mid 60s. Dewpoints however were in the
upper 50s making it feel very muggy. A South to Southwest wind at
5 to 15 mph was common across the state.

An unsettled weather pattern will remain in place all the way into
next week. The result will be daily chances for thunderstorms,
some of which could become severe and also produce heavy
rainfall. Temperatures will be very warm with highs in the mid 70s
to lower 80s but humidity levels will also remain high making it
feel very muggy.

While the forecast does call for daily chances of thunderstorms,
they will not persist for all day or all night and there will be
many breaks in between stormy periods. There are however many
variables that will impact what areas see repeated rainfall or
where the best chance for severe storms are, that it makes
forecasting these periods very difficult. Typically this time of
year late day and night time are favored for storms. This is when
the best chances for rainfall will take place so plan activities
accordingly as we head into the holiday weekend.


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