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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
444 AM CDT Thu Jun 14 2018

Thunderstorms developed over portions of central and northwest Iowa
during the early morning hours and moisture and warmer air pushed into
the state. A few of the storms became severe with a two inch hail
report in Moorland just southwest of Fort Dodge. Quarter size hail was
also reported in the vicinity of Ames as well. Otherwise, skies were
generally most cloudy overnight with southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Temperatures early this morning ranged from around 60 in the far east
to the upper 60s along the Missouri River Valley.  

Storms will move from Iowa into Illinois by midday as much warm air
pushes north into region. Temperatures will climb into the 80s and 90s
across the southwest half of the region by this afternoon as the heat
expands. Meanwhile, strong to severe storms are expected across the
northern Plains. The heat and humidity will become a mainstay across
the central and southern portions of the region into the weekend with
temperatures well into the 90s and heat index values from 100-105 in
many locations. The threat of storms during this time will remain from
the Dakotas into Minnesota and Wisconsin where a front will be
located. A break from the heat is not foreseen until the boundary
pushes south early next week with cooler air entering Iowa and
surrounding locations.

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