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Displaying AFOS PIL: RWSDMX Received: 2017-09-14 10:11 UTC

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
511 AM CDT Thu Sep 14 2017

Quiet weather conditions persisted overnight with clear to partly 
cloudy skies. A few locations across central and eastern Iowa did see
some patchy fog...with the lowest visibility along the Mississippi
River. As of 5am...a few showers and storms were ongoing over eastern
Nebraska. A few of these storms may make it into western Iowa this 
morning before gradually sliding to the south and diminishing. Any 
rainfall with these showers and storms should remain very light. Winds
overnight remained out of the south which resulted in very mild 
overnight temperatures in the 50s east to the 60s west.

Today...expect a very warm day with plenty of sunshine and breezy  
southerly winds of 15 to 25 mph. Expect high temperatures to top out 
in the upper 80s across northern and eastern Iowa...and into the 
lower 90s in the south and west. These readings will be 10 to 15 
degrees above mid-September averages. A few showers and storms are 
possible again tonight as additional moisture attempts to stream into 
the region from the south. 

Expect very warm conditions to continue on Friday and Saturday ahead
of an approaching cold front. Highs will again reach the upper 80s to
lower 90s. By Saturday afternoon, a cold front will slowly make its 
way through the Iowa and surrounding states, bringing a chance for 
showers and thunderstorms. The best potential for more widespread 
rainfall will be Saturday night into early Sunday. A strong storm or 
two will also be possible. Behind this cold front, temperatures will 
cool significantly by Sunday with highs dropping back into the 70s.