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Displaying AFOS PIL: RWSDMX Received: 2017-10-13 09:17 UTC

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
417 AM CDT Fri Oct 13 2017

Plenty of clouds were over the southeastern 2/3rds of the state early
this morning as a cold front has entered the northwest part of the
state. Behind the front where skies are clear and winds are light from
the north, temperatures have fallen into the 40s. Ahead of the front
where there are more clouds and winds are light and from the 
southeast, temperatures have remained mainly in the low 50s. Patches 
of fog are also over parts of southern Iowa. 

As the front slowly moves through central Iowa today, showers will
develop and slide from west central Iowa to northeast Iowa before 
developing along the front late this afternoon and evening. Thunder 
may accompany the rain later today and tonight over southern Iowa 
where a few strong storms are possible tonight. With the front draped 
across the state, high temperatures will range from the upper 50s over
far northern Iowa to the low 70s near the Missouri border today. More
widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected on Saturday with a 
few strong to severe thunderstorms possible over mainly southeastern 
and south central Iowa. As the front clears the state Saturday night,
strong, gusty winds from the northwest will develop and persist into 
Sunday. Much cooler and drier air will arrive on these winds with 
highs on Sunday averaging about 10 degrees below normal. Then,
temperatures will moderate through next week into the 60s and 
eventually the low 70s with mainly dry conditions anticipated.