Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1104 AM CDT Tue May 22 2018

It was a calm morning across most of Iowa. A swath of dense fog
developed from northwest of Fort Dodge to Ames to near Iowa City, with
visibilities less than one quarter of a mile at times. The sunshine
this morning aided in fog dissipation. By late morning, temperatures
had recovered back into the upper 60s to lower 70s. Doppler radar
showed a group of rain showers moving through portions of west-central
Iowa. Areas outside of this group of rain showers had mostly clear
skies.

Elsewhere across the region, active weather has come to stop. A few
strong thunderstorms moved though eastern Nebraska this morning, then
substantially weakened and moved in to western Iowa by late morning.
Overall skies have been clear to partly cloudy. Temperatures across
the region have been the upper 60s to lower 70s. Dewpoint temperatures
in the 60s have made for humid conditions throughout the Plains and
Midwest.

For today in Iowa, a few isolated light rain showers may occur in
portions of west-central and central Iowa. However recent radar and
satellite pictures are showing signs these showers are quickly
dissipating, and may not last past noon. Conditions, in most
locations throughout the afternoon will be dry. Temperatures will
reach the low 80s in most spots, although a few locations in northeast
Iowa may only see upper 70s. For this evening, rain showers and
isolated thunderstorms will return to areas along and north of the
Highway 20 corridor. While possible to occur, the overall severe
threat is low. Rain showers will then continue into Wednesday
afternoon. For the rest of this week, high temperatures will be in the
low to mid 80s across most of the state. Overall conditions will
likely remain humid with dewpoints in the mid 60s.


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