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LOCAL 5 FORECAST: A warm 3-day holiday weekend, with severe storm chances by Monday

Remember those rainy 50 degree days we had earlier this week! Those are no more! Highs in the 80s with some shower and storm chances return this holiday weekend.

DES MOINES, Iowa — What a perfect time to get into a warmer and drier weather pattern! Overall, it is looking really nice for most outdoor plans this Memorial Day weekend, but there will be some shower and storm chances, especially as we progress through the weekend.

Highs Sunday and Monday will get even warmer than what we saw on Saturday, with upper 80s to near 90 both days.

Clouds will start to build back in on Sunday, with not as much sun as what we saw on Saturday. Most of Iowa will stay dry, but far northwest Iowa has a chance to see some severe weather Sunday evening.

A higher chance for storms and severe weather further east into central Iowa moves in late Monday. Storms are expected to fire up over western Iowa Monday afternoon and push into central Iowa during the evening. These storms could pose a severe threat with all hazards of severe weather possible. Specific details regarding timing and threats will be make more clear on Sunday and early Monday.

Still, for the most part, the daytime hours are looking warm and dry through Monday.

Enjoy the unofficial start to summer and get to a pool to cool off this weekend!

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