Regional Weather Summary
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
511 PM CST Tue Dec 6 2016

Generally clear skies and blustery west winds prevailed across the
region late this afternoon. Winds gusts in excess of 40 mph were found
over northern Iowa, southern Minnesota and southeast South Dakota. At
5 PM, temperatures ranged in the upper teens to lower 20s over the
aforementioned locations and in the 20s to around 30 over the rest of
Iowa, eastern Nebraska, southern Wisconsin, and northern Illinois.
Wind chill values ranged from the single digits to around 20 above
zero. The coldest wind chill reading as of 5 PM was 5 above in
Estherville.

Expect the brisk west winds to persist tonight and increase again
throughout the day Wednesday. Temperatures on Wednesday will struggle
to rise into the upper teens to lower 20s for highs. Increasing
cloudiness is likely over southern Iowa into northern Missouri tonight
into Wednesday before skies clear out by tomorrow night. Further
north, clouds look to increase Wednesday night into Thursday morning
over northern Iowa into Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. A few
flurries are possible on Thursday over northern Iowa. Another blustery
day is in store for much of the region Thursday where northwest winds
are expected to gust to 25 to 30 mph. Cold and generally cloudy
conditions are expected through the weekend. A chance of snow is
forecast Saturday into Saturday evening with only light accumulations
possible.

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KLP



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