Regional Weather Summary
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
429 AM CDT Fri Apr 13 2018

Cloudy skies were common across Iowa overnight. Across northern Iowa,
widely scattered thunderstorms had developed over the area around
midnight and continued through the overnight. A few storms produced
very small hail. By 4 AM temperatures ranged from around 40 far north
to the mid 50s far south. An east wind at 15 to 25 mph with gust to 35
mph were common.

A strong storm system will move across the Upper Midwest today. This
storm system will bring strong thunderstorms to much of the region and
our first real chance at some severe storms this season. Large hail,
damaging wind and a few tornadoes are all possible this afternoon and
evening. As the storm exits the area Saturday, colder air will spill
in behind it, along with strong winds. Heavy snowfall is expected
across northern and western parts of the region where blizzard
warnings and winter storm watches have been posted. Further south, the
rain will change to snow Saturday night before ending on Sunday.

Monday and Tuesday will be dry but cold for this time of year. In
fact, temperatures this week...except for Tuesday...will be running
about 10 degrees below normal. Another storm system is expected to
impact the region Tuesday night through Wednesday with rain south and
a wintry mix north. Highs this week will range from the mid 40s north
to the mid 50s south. Tuesday will be the warmest day with mid 40s
north and mid to upper 60s south.


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