Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
511 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

Widespread light to moderate precipitation continued over the state
this afternoon as a low pressure system quickly moved north over the
Plains states. Folks in northwest Iowa saw very wet snow as
temperatures remained below freezing through the day. Areas to the
south and east saw mainly light rain and drizzle. Chances for rain and
snow will continue through the evening, but conditions should quickly
dry out by late evening or early in the overnight as westerly winds
increase and usher in drier air to the area.

A steady warm up is expected to begin next week along with dry
conditions. Temperatures on Sunday will top out in the 30s and 40s,
but much of the state may see highs in the 50s by Tuesday. Parts of
northwest Iowa with remnant snow cover will be held back in the 30s
and 40s. Another strong low pressure system will traverse the Plains
states by mid-week, which will bring widespread chances for rain or
snow to the state. It is still too early to determine precipitation
types and amounts, but those with travel interests should continue to
monitor the forecast over the coming days.

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