Regional Weather Summary
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
641 AM CST Fri Jan 20 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 Iowa. 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 5 am, the temperature in Des
Moines was 37 degrees, the low in Waterloo was 34, and the
temperature in Madison, Wisconsin was 34 degrees. Winds were generally
from the southeast at around 5 mph.

For the rest of today, similar to yesterday, foggy to hazy skies will
likely continue across much of Iowa. A warm front will be passing
through the state, and southerly to southeasterly winds around 5 mph
will bring warmer temperatures in the lower to upper 40s into Iowa.
Rain is likely across most of the state this evening into the
overnight period, with the highest amounts of near one tenth to one
quarter of an inch expected in western Iowa.

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. The next best chance for widespread precipitation
comes Tuesday into Wendesday as another wintry weather system looks to
pass through the Midwest. Temperatures may cool down notably behind
this system.

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