Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1050 AM CDT Wed Jun 28 2017

Was anyone woken up from the thunderstorms overnight? By sunrise most
of the action had moved over far eastern Iowa on its way out of the
state. With the storms and general cloud cover, lows were very mild in
the 60s throughout much of the state. By late this morning, cloud
cover remained over the eastern third of the state, while central and
western Iowa were periods of sunny skies mixed in with bubbling
showers and storms. Temperatures, with the aide of 15 to 20 mph
southerly winds, had risen into the mid and upper 70s.

The main concern in the forecast is the potential for strong to severe
storms both today and Thursday. In each instance, large hail
approaching baseball size may be possible along with damaging winds in
excess of 60 mph. While there is an isolated tornado threat today,
tomorrow may pose a high tornado threat, especially across southern
Iowa. As with any severe weather potential, it will be very important
to pay attention to changing weather conditions as storms can initiate
and become severe very quickly.

Beyond Thursday, the weather looks to quiet down through Independence
Day. The lone exception being Sunday into early Monday where another
round of thunderstorms looks likely. Highs through the region will
generally be comfortable and reside in the mid 70s to low 80s.


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