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Warm weather sticks around for the rest of the week

While not quite as hot as Tuesday, highs will remain above average through the weekend.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are rolling through parts of central and southern Iowa early this morning. These will continue to drift south and should exit the state by noon. The rest of the day should be dry with increasing sun. It won't be as warm or windy as yesterday, but highs will still reach the mid to upper 80s.

Isolated showers and storms will be possible Wednesday night mainly in southern and western Iowa. Most of Thursday will be dry and sunny with highs back in the upper 80s. Then some late day thunderstorms will move out of Nebraska and South Dakota into Iowa Thursday night. Severe wind and hail will be possible in the evening mainly in western Iowa. A few storms may linger in southern Iowa on Friday.

We'll have plenty of opportunities to get outside this weekend. Saturday looks dry and mainly sunny with highs in the mid 80s. Some thunderstorms aren't out of the question for northwest Iowa Saturday night, but conditions will be mainly dry Sunday with highs in the mid to upper 80s.

After a dry and warm Monday, showers and storms look likely next Tuesday. This may actually be the remnants of a tropical system moving north out of the gulf. Cooler weather is expected to settle in during the second half of next week.

Have a good day!

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