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LOCAL 5 FORECAST: Summer-like heat persisting through midweek

The taste of fall we got last week with lows in the 30s and 40s are gone for the next several days as highs soar into the upper 80s to start the week.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Waking up this morning felt much different than the previous two mornings as a warm front pushed through overnight last night. Temperatures only dropped into the 50s across much of Central Iowa, and highs soared well into the 80s.

Tomorrow will be an almost identical day, with plenty of sunshine. We're forecasting a high of 90 degrees in Des Moines, which would end up being 1 shy of the record for September 27th. Whether or not we reach the record, it will still be a very hot day for late September.

The heat will persist through Wednesday with highs in the mid to upper 80s both Tuesday and Wednesday.

Then, by Thursday, a disturbance will move into Central Iowa, and potentially stall out across the state, keeping rain chances in the forecast through the weekend. There is some substantial disagreement in the models in regards to the timing of the system, but we will be tracking it throughout the week. No matter what, much of Iowa will likely see some measurable rain by the end of next weekend as we head into October.

Have a good week!

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