Iowa Weather Forecast: Rising Heat and Midweek Thunderstorms Expected


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Des Moines, IA – The US National Weather Service in Des Moines forecasts a significant shift in weather patterns for the week. Today, Iowans can expect pleasant conditions with highs in the 70s to near 80 and light northeast winds. However, warmer temperatures and unsettled weather are on the horizon.

According to the National Weather Service, Tuesday will bring isolated showers and storms, particularly in northern Iowa, with highs climbing to the mid-80s. The heat will build further on Wednesday and Thursday, with highs reaching the upper 80s to mid-90s. Wednesday will see the development of thunderstorms in northern Iowa, while Thursday could bring storms statewide.

These midweek thunderstorms will be a notable change from the calm start to the week. The potential for severe weather on Wednesday and Thursday emphasizes the need for residents to stay updated on weather alerts.

The week will conclude with slightly cooler and drier conditions on Friday. Highs are expected to drop to the low 80s, offering some relief from the intense midweek heat. As always, residents are encouraged to monitor weather updates and prepare for the changing conditions.


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