Regional Weather Summary
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
514 PM CDT Thu May 17 2018

Warm but quiet conditions were observed across the state of Iowa
today. Afternoon highs were generally in the low to mid 80s, which is
a few degrees above normal for mid May. Not much change expected
tonight and into tomorrow as we remain dry with highs once again into
the low to mid 80s. Winds will increase out of the southeast at 10 to
15 mph with a few gusts up to 25 mph during the afternoon.

Our local weather starts to become more active this weekend as an area
of low pressure crosses the central Plains. Humidity will steadily
rise on Saturday, helping to set the stage for scattered showers and
storms in western Iowa. More widespread shower and storm activity is
likely across much of the state Saturday night into Sunday. Some of
the storms may be strong to severe, capable of producing hail and
strong winds. Additional thunderstorm chances are in the forecast for
the middle of next week, but at this time the threat for severe
weather remains uncertain. Temperatures through the next week will
likely remain near to above normal with daily highs in the 70s and
80s.

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