Regional Weather Summary
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
525 PM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

Another day, more record highs across the state of Iowa as the
unseasonably warm airmass over much of the Central Plains pushed
temperatures into the 60s and 70s. Some locations in the southeast
corner of the state set new monthly record highs as temperatures
nearly cracked 80 degrees.

Significant changes are on the way beginning tomorrow as a strong
storm system approaches the area, which will likely bring
thunderstorms and winter storm conditions to parts of the state.
Precipitation will likely be widespread by Thursday evening, starting
out as showers and a few storms. The transition to snow will begin
across northwest Iowa overnight, where the snow may be heavy at times
and significant snow totals possible. In addition, strong northwest
winds will create widespread blowing snow and the potential for
blizzard conditions. Those with travel interests in northwest and
north central Iowa should closely monitor the forecast and be prepared
to adjust your plans.

Further south, a few strong storms are possible Thursday night. The
transition to snow will occur Friday afternoon and evening. This will
keep snow totals lighter than across the north, but could still have
an impact on evening rush hour traffic. Conditions dry out on
Saturday, but the colder air remains with highs only in the mid 20s to
mid 30s.

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