Regional Weather Summary
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1035 AM CDT Sun May 20 2018

Overnight scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms have left
mostly cloudy conditions this morning across Iowa. Rain totals ranged
from just a few hundreths in some locations to nearly 3 inches in
locations that had a thunderstorm produce localized downpours. The
system swept a cold front across the state, which has kept
temperatures cooler than the past few mornings. By late morning,
temperatures were mainly in the mid 50s across Iowa, with a few lower
60s along the Missouri state line. Winds have been rather calm
overnight. As of the late morning, a few isolated rain showers were
located in northeast Iowa.

Conditions across the rest of the Plains and Midwest are also cloudy
and cooler. Temperatures this late morning were in the mid 60s in
Missouri and Kansas, with mid 50s in Nebraska and Illinois, and
further north in Minnesota as well. Doppler radar indicates a large
complex of rain showers over Missouri and group of weaker showers in
Illinois. Winds overall have been calm.

For today, skies will be mostly cloudy over Iowa. Temperatures will
only reach the mid 60s for most locations in the state. Rain showers
are likely, especially along and south of Interstate 80 this
afternoon and into our Sunday evening. Overnight low temperatures will
be in the low to mid 50s. Monday morning, a few isolated showers may
still be lingering around. Skies should then begin to clear Monday by
mid-afternoon and continue to clear through Tuesday afternoon.
Temperatures will slowly climb as we progress into Tuesday, with lower
70s on Monday and lower 80s on Tuesday. Rain chances return to the
forecast Tuesday night and will likely remain in place for the middle
of the week. At this point, it is hard to determine if there is a
severe threat in the middle of this week.



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