Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
503 AM CDT Sat May 19 2018

A few isolated showers and thunderstorms popped up overnight, mainly
over far southwest Iowa. A few areas of fog also developed over
portions of southeast Iowa. A cold front entered the northwest portion
of the state and brought cooler temperatures in the upper 40s to low
50s. Temperatures were in the upper 50s to low 60s over the remainder
of the state. The wind ranged from light and variable to north at 5
to 15 mph behind the cold front.

Thunderstorm chances will increase across the region today. There is
an enhanced risk for severe weather across much of eastern Kansas into
northwest Missouri and far southwest Iowa. The severe thunderstorm
threat is for developing thunderstorms late this afternoon and into
the evening. The stronger storms maybe preceded by a few showers and
storms today into portions of Iowa with more widespread activity
expected over Nebraska. Precipitation will become widespread this
evening before diminishing after midnight. Additional rounds of
precipitation is possible on Sunday. Sunday will also be cooler with
high temperatures in the 50s and 60s common. Monday will be drier and
a bit warmer followed by a return to highs in the 70s and 80s on
Tuesday. The next precipitation chance will arrive Tuesday night and
Wednesday.

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