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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
549 PM CST Wed Feb 21 2018

The sun was a welcomed sight across much of the state today, allowing
some of the ice to melt off the roads and side walks even though air
temperatures never reached above freezing. Highs today ranged from
the upper teens across the north and northwest to around 30 degrees
along the Iowa-Missouri border. By early this evening temperatures
remained within a couple degrees of daytime highs and clouds had
already begun to stream back into the state as the next weather maker
approaches.

After the quiet day today, Thursday shapes up to be another
interesting day across much of Iowa. Clouds will continue to stream in
tonight, eventually leading to light snow moving in after midnight. As
if that was not enough, the light snow will likely give way to a round
of light freezing rain and freezing drizzle working its way northward
through the morning. The good news though is that accumulations of
snow and freezing rain are not expected to be extreme. As much as a
couple inches of snow may fall over western and northwest Iowa, where
precipitation should remain mostly snow, and less as you move east.
Freezing rain accumulations of between a tenth of an inch and two
tenths could occur, with greatest amounts roughly west of Interstate
35 and north of Interstate 80.

A short break will be seen Friday with temperatures rising above
freezing for a majority of the southeast half of Iowa. Unfortunately
another round of wintry precipitation will make its way through
Saturday and Saturday night. The biggest impacts may be felt over
northwest Iowa where precipitation will be almost all snow. Areas
further south will see temperatures rise above freezing, resulting in
snow changing over to rain in most cases. Sunday and early next week,
weather will quiet down and see temperatures rise above freezing
statewide, even touching 50 across the south, by Tuesday.

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CURTIS


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