Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1054 AM CDT SAT APR 18 2015

YESTERDAY WAS EASILY A TOP 10 DAY FOR MUCH OF THE STATE WITH HIGHS
INTO THE MID TO UPPER 70S...MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES...LOW DEW POINTS
AND LIGHT TO CALM WINDS. ALL OF THAT BEGAN TO CHANGE OVERNIGHT
WITH A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVING OFF THE ROCKIES AND INTO THE
PLAINS. LOWS OVERNIGHT WERE MILD IN THE 50S AND WINDS PICKED UP A
BIT OUT OF THE EAST AND SOUTHEAST AROUND 10MPH BY MID MORNING.

WITH THE SYSTEM MOVING INTO THE PLAINS...RAIN GREETED MANY IN
WESTERN IOWA OVERNIGHT AND SO FAR THIS MORNING. FOR THE REST OF
TODAY...A LINE OF SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY MOVE
EASTWARD ACROSS THE STATE TODAY AND TONIGHT...DROPPING AROUND A
QUARTER TO HALF INCH OF RAIN IN MOST LOCATIONS WITH MORE EXPECTED
NEAR THUNDERSTORMS. AHEAD OF THE MAIN LINE WILL BE SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND STORMS POPPING UP AND MOVING NORTHWARD AS WELL.

SUNDAY WILL SEE A SHORT REPRIEVE FROM THE RAIN BEFORE MORE
DEVELOPING IN THE MORNING AND AFTERNOON HOURS. ANOTHER QUARTER TO
HALF INCH OF RAIN CAN BE EXPECTED FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN IOWA
DURING THE DAY AND EVENING. TEMPERATURES BOTH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
WILL REMAIN PLEASANT IN THE 70S SATURDAY AND 60S SUNDAY...BEFORE A
DROP INTO THE 50S FOR THE FIRST HALF OF THE WORK WEEK. LOWS TO
BEGIN THE WEEK WILL BE COLD AS WELL...WITH LOW 30S EXPECTED ACROSS
THE NORTHERN HALF OF IOWA AND MID TO UPPER 30S ACROSS THE SOUTHERN
HALF.

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CURTIS


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