Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
445 PM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE COMING OFF THE ROCKIES HAS BEGUN TO MAKE
ITS WAY INTO THE MIDWEST. WITH THIS AREA OF LOW PRESSURE...WARMER
AIR SURGED INTO IOWA AND MINNESOTA AND SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
STORMS WERE PRESENT ACROSS NEBRASKA AND KANSAS. NORMAL HIGH
TEMPERATURES FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE GENERALLY IN THE LOW 60S.
ACTUAL HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY...HOWEVER...WERE MAINLY IN THE
MID 70S TO LOW 80S...A SOLID 15 TO 20 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. AT 4
PM...DES MOINES AND WATERLOO BOTH HAD A TEMPERATURE OF 79
DEGREES...MINNEAPOLIS HAD A TEMPERATURE OF 74...AND
OMAHA...NEBRASKA...HAD A TEMPERATURE OF 75. WINDS TODAY WERE
MOSTLY VARIABLE IN THE 5 TO 10 MPH RANGE.

FOR SATURDAY MORNING...THE AFOREMENTIONED AREA OF LOW PRESSURE
WILL SLOWLY CHURN TO THE EAST...REACHING CENTRAL IOWA BY SUNRISE.
SUNRISE TEMPERATURES SHOULD BE IN THE UPPER 40S TO THE NORTH AND
THE MID 50S IN SOUTHERN IOWA. RAIN WILL BE LOCATED NEAR CENTRAL
IOWA AND TO THE SOUTHWEST AT THIS TIME.

FOR THE REST OF THIS WEEKEND...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE
LIKELY TO BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION.
RAINFALL AMOUNTS LOOK TO BE IN THE HALF AN INCH TO ONE INCH
RANGE...ESPECIALLY UNDER ANY STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS. AT THIS
TIME...THE THREAT FOR SEVERE WEATHER LOOKS VERY LOW. TEMPERATURES
FOR NEXT WEEK LOOK TO BE COOLER...WITH HIGHS IN THE 50S AND LOWS
IN THE 30S AND 40S.

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