Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
442 AM CST Thu Jan 19 2017

A large upper level low pressure area continued to pump moisture from
the south into Iowa overnight. Fog continued into the morning hours
for much of southern to central to eastern Iowa. As of 4 am, fog had
begun to advect into northern Iowa and southern Minnesota. Visibility
was a widespread quarter to half a mile or less for much of the
overnight period. With the skies fogged or clouded over, temperatures
remained nearly steady overnight in the low to mid 30s. At 4 am, the
temperature in Des Moines was 33 degrees, the low in Waterloo was 32,
and the temperature in Madison, Wisconsin was 34 degrees. Winds were
generally from the southeast at around 5 mph.

For the rest of today, foggy to hazy skies will likely continue across
much of Iowa. Light rain is possible on and off across eastern Iowa
today. The lack of sunshine reaching the surface will help keep
temperatures relatively flat this afternoon. Highs should generally
top out in the mid 30s to low 40s across much of Iowa, with the
warmest temperatures in the western portions of the state. Winds will
remain southeasterly at around 5 to 10 mph.

Eventually the low crosses Iowa into the upper midwest later this
week. Temperatures will not cool down very much behind the low,
however, as highs should remain in the 40s to 50s through this weekend
into the middle of next week. This weekend may bring light rain
chances across northern Iowa, otherwise, the forecast looks dry
through the middle to end of next week.


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