Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
447 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2016
It was a fairly quiet and warm afternoon across Iowa Tuesday.
Scattered clouds encompassed the state and temperatures were
around 5 to 10 degrees above normal. Normal high temperatures for
this time of year are in the low to mid 70s. At 4 pm...the
temperature in Des Moines was 82 degrees, the temperature in
Waterloo was 81, and the temperature in Sioux Falls, SD was 83.
Winds were generally from the south at around 5 to 10 mph.
By Wednesday morning, clouds and rain will likely be spreading
across Iowa. By sunrise, rainfall amounts could be a widespread
half an inch, with locally higher amounts possible. Morning
temperatures should be in the low to mid 60s. By the afternoon
hours, conditions should dry up. We may see a few thunderstorms
develop, especially across northern Iowa. Highs will once again be
in the low to mid 80s. Winds will be from the south to southeast
at 15 to 20 mph.
Thursday and Friday bring a threat for more severe weather to the
area. Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible, with large
hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes being the threats.
Temperatures will stay in the low to mid 80s this week and
rainfall chances will continue into the weekend.