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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
354 AM CDT Fri May 18 2018

Quiet conditions continued across Iowa overnight. Temperatures were
very similar to where they were last night... generally bottoming out
in the mid 50s to low 60s. Winds were from the east to southeast at
around 5 to 10 mph. Skies were generally clear across Iowa. Normal low
temperatures for this time of year are in the mid 40s to low 50s,
placing temperatures for this morning around 10 degrees above normal.

Expect another quiet day across Iowa to end this work-week. Overall,
weather conditions for today should be very similar to what they were
for yesterday. High temperatures across the region should be in the
upper 70s to mid 80s. Skies should be sunny to mostly sunny, and winds
will be from the southeast at around 10 to 15 mph. Normal high
temperatures for this time of year are in the low to mid 70s, placing
the forecast highs for today around 10 degrees above normal once

The weather will more active across Iowa for this weekend. Widespread
shower and storm activity is likely across much of the state Saturday
afternoon through Sunday. Some of the storms on Saturday evening may
be strong to severe, capable of producing hail and strong winds...
especially in southwestern Iowa. 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 remaining in
the upper 70s to mid 80s. 90s cannot be ruled out towards the end of
next week.


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