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Displaying AFOS PIL: RWSDMX Received: 2018-07-12 15:49 UTC

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1049 AM CDT Thu Jul 12 2018

While it was not a very cool morning, it was fairly comfortable for
most. Morning lows were in the low to mid 70s across the area, but dew
points ranged from the low 60s to the low 70s in western and northwest
Iowa. As a result, the morning was on the humid and sticky side in
those areas with the highest dew points. Temperatures were well on
their way to the 90s by late this morning, with temperatures already
in the mid to upper 80s in many spots along with southerly winds
around 10 to 15 mph. 

Highs today will be the warmest of the upcoming days, with many spots
expected in the low to mid 90s. Tie in dew points in the low to mid
70s in many of the same spots, and it will result in a hot and muggy
day. Heat index values may eclipse 105 degrees at times this
afternoon, raising the importance of staying hydrated and having
access to shade and or air conditioning. Fortunately, the heat will
back off over the coming days with cooler temperatures and shower and
thunderstorm chances. Highs will slide back into the 80s through the
weekend and into next week. 

The opportunity for showers and thunderstorms will begin to slide into
the area later tonight, and really spread across Friday and through
the weekend. The main threat will be local heavy rainfall potentially
causing flooding, but a few strong to severe thunderstorms will be
possible as well.