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 WED APR 1 2015

WIND AND WARMTH WERE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY. TEMPERATURES
SOARED INTO THE UPPER 70S EAST TO MID 80S WEST WITH A SOUTH WIND
OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS OCCASIONALLY ABOVE 40 MPH. SKIES WERE
CLEAR OVER ALMOST ALL OF THE STATE...BUT CLOUDS WERE INCREASING
OUT AHEAD OF A FRONTAL BOUNDARY APPROACHING NORTHWEST IOWA.

STRONG WINDS WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS WITH GUSTS
SUBSIDING AFTER SUNSET. THE AFOREMENTIONED COLD FRONT WILL SLIDE
SOUTHEASTWARD ACROSS THE STATE TONIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP THIS EVENING ALONG THE
FRONT OVER SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA AND NORTHWEST IOWA. THESE STORMS
WILL SLIDE SOUTHEASTWARD WITH THE FRONT AND BRING BENEFICIAL
RAINFALL TO MUCH OF IOWA BY THE TIME IT DEPARTS THE STATE MIDDAY
THURSDAY. THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SEVERE WEATHER OVER THE
NORTHWESTERN CORNER OF THE STATE THIS EVENING.

FOLLOWING THIS SYSTEM COOLER AIR WILL MOVE INTO THE STATE.  HIGHS ON
THURSDAY WILL BE IN THE 60S...WITH 40S AND 50S EXPECTED FOR
FRIDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL BEGIN TO WARM OVER THE WEEKEND BACK INTO
THE 50S AND 60S. THE PATTERN WILL REMAIN ACTIVE AS THE FRONTAL
BOUNDARY STALLS SOUTH OF IOWA...ANOTHER UPPER LEVEL FEATURE WILL
MOVE ACROSS SOUTHERN IOWA AND LOCATIONS SOUTH FOR FRIDAY BRINGING
ANOTHER CHANCE FOR SHOWERS. THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL THEN MOVE
BACK NORTH OVER THE WEEKEND BRINGING ANOTHER CHANCE FOR SHOWERS
AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. UNSETTLED
WEATHER WILL CONTINUE INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

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