Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1049 AM CST Mon Jan 23 2017
Skies were cloudy across the state this morning with light northwest
winds and patchy light fog over the east and southeast counties.
Morning lows were in the lower and middle 30s. Temperatures changed
very little throughout the morning due to the cloudy cover.
Low pressure over the central and southern plains will continue to
move east into the Missouri and Mississippi river valleys today and
and Tuesday. Expect another cloudy day today across the region as
temperatures remain stuck in the mid to upper 30s with light northwest
winds. Snow remains in the forecast Tuesday and Wednesday, including
a winter storm watch out across Nebraska, the southern Dakotas,
southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. Northern Iowa will see
accumulating snow and central and southern Iowa will see rain snow
mixes. As of now, it appears Northern Iowa has the potential to see 6
or more inches of snow, with an inch or less south of snow expected
along and south of Interstate 80. After the system moves through,
winds will pick up on Wednesday with gusts to around 30 mph. As a
result, blowing snow potential will be a concern across northern Iowa.
Behind this system, colder temperatures, with highs in the 20s and
lows in the teens is expected.