Regional Weather Summary
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1104 AM CDT Thu Apr 26 2018

A quiet and relatively cool start to the day was observed across the
state this morning. Morning lows dipped into the 30s to low 40s, which
is just below normal for late April. However, widespread sunshine gave
temperatures a boost through the morning hours, with most of the
state into the 50s and 60s by lunch time. Expect afternoon highs in
the 60s and low 70s. Winds will gradually switch to out of the
northwest as a cold front sweeps across the state. The winds behind
the front may be gusty at times. A few light rain showers may also
develop, but the vast majority of the area should remain dry.

Gusty and dry conditions are likely tomorrow, which would lead to
elevated fire weather concerns especially as afternoon temperatures
warm into the 60s and 70s. No impactful weather to speak of through
the weekend, but as we move into the early to middle of next week the
pattern will become more favorable for stormy weather in our region.
Southerly winds will push warmer air and higher humidity northward,
leading to chances for showers and storms. The potential exists for
some of the storms to be strong to severe, but the scope and timing of
the threat remains uncertain at this time.

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