Regional Weather Summary
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
539 PM CDT Wed May 23 2018

So it begins. Summer has begun to creep into the state, with highs
soaring into the upper 80s and even low 90s today. The hottest places
were western Iowa where low 90s were dominant, trailing off to the
upper 80s to the east and finally the upper 70s to low 80s in the
northeast. Other than a few storms that tried to get going earlier
this afternoon over western Iowa, the day was predominantly warm to
hot with partly cloudy skies.

While there will be periodic storm chances the next few days, the main
story will be the heat building in and sticking around Iowa for at
least the next few days. Highs will continue to build state wide,
likely topping out this weekend in the low 90s state wide. While
humidity will not be extreme, keeping heat index values in relative
check, it will be very important to stay hydrated and have access to
shaded or cool areas with all of the outdoor activities rounding out
the week and the Memorial Day weekend.


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