Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1119 AM CDT Wed May 23 2018

Heavy rain showers and thunderstorms moved across northern Iowa
overnight and into the morning. Greatest rainfall total reports and
estimates were near Algona with 4 inches of rain. Several other
locations reported a measurement or estimate of 2 to 3 inches. By late
morning, most of the showers had either dissipated or moved out of the
state. Behind it, visible satellite has indicated clear skies for
most of Iowa except for far northeastern portions. Temperatures in
the clear sky areas quickly jumped, with reports in the low 80s near
the Missouri state line and mid 70s elsewhere. Northeast Iowa was
still in the upper 60s due to the influence on rain and cloud cover.
There is a concern for flooding in northern Iowa along creeks and
streams.

Across the rest of the region, the weather has been fairly quiet.
Skies have been mostly clear, with a few clouds over South Dakota.
Temperatures have been in the upper 70s to lower 80s, with southerly
flow bringing warm-moist air across the Plains and Midwest. With
dewpoints in the mid to upper 60s, conditions have been very humid.
Areas of rain were moving through portions of Minnesota and
Wisconsin.

For this afternoon in Iowa, conditions will be warm and muggy.
Forecast highs will be in the mid 80s, with dewpoints in the mid 60s.
Precipitation chances this afternoon are extremely low, most of the
activity from this morning has ended and is not expected to restart
this afternoon. For this evening, low temperatures will be in the mid
60s. Patchy fog may be possible in some areas. The heat is expected to
continue through the weekend, with 90s in the forecast. Please take
appropriate actions for outdoor holiday activities this weekend. Rain
and thunderstorms chances return to the forecast for Friday.



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