Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
AWUS83 KDMX 081012
Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
412 AM CST Thu Dec 8 2016
It has been cold and breezy across the region overnight. Winds have
been from the west northwest at 15 to 20 mph with some higher gusts.
Temperatures have fallen into the single digits and lower teens
across Iowa, combining with the winds to produce wind chill values
below zero in many areas. Skies have been partly cloudy with a few
light flurries reported.
Some clouds and flurries will linger today before pushing off to the
east tonight. Cold weather will continue with afternoon highs only
in the mid teens to lower 20s today and Friday. A more active weather
pattern will then begin with a winter storm system moving across the
region this weekend. This system will likely bring two rounds of
snowfall, the first coming across northern Iowa and southern Minnesota
on Saturday and the second being more widespread on Sunday. By Sunday
night this could result in moderate to heavy total accumulations
up around the Minnesota border, with lighter amounts down toward
central and southern Iowa.
A second storm system will bring a strong arctic cold front sweeping
across the region on Monday night and Tuesday morning. The front will
likely be associated with a band of snow around Monday night, then
followed immediately by strong winds into Tuesday. This could result
in some blowing snow issues and travel difficulties. The front will
also bring even colder weather to the region from Tuesday onward, with
daily highs only in the single digits and teens, and overnight lows
dipping below zero across northern Iowa.