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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
510 AM CDT Wed Mar 22 2017

Other than some mid level clouds across the West...much of Iowa had a
mostly clear sky overnight. Temperatures were cooler than we have
seen but still seasonal. By 5 AM, readings were in the mid to upper
20`s across most locations with a few 30 degree readings across the
far East and Southeast. A light Northeast wind was common overnight.

The weather will be rather unsettled across the Upper Midwest for the
next several days.  High pressure will slide to the East today
allowing warmer air to return to the West. This may kick off some
light snow that will change over the light rain this morning. For
tonight an upper level ridge of high pressure will shift over the
region as a deep trough develops over the Western United States. A low
will eventually develop in this deep trough with a surface low over
the Western Plains. A warm front will extend from the surface low
across Iowa. Precipitation will develop near the boundary with a
wintery mix possible thursday morning changing to rain by afternoon. A
few thunderstorms are possible late Thursday through Friday evening.
The whole system will slowly move to the East through the weekend
bringing periods of moderate to even heavy rainfall to much of the
region through Saturday. On Sunday lingering light rain will be
possible in the morning.

Through the middle of next week a series of upper level disturbances
will traverse the area. Most of these systems will pass either to the
North of South of the region, only brushing parts of the Upper Midwest
with precip. However on Monday a Northern and Southern system will
pass the area at nearly the same time and this could bring a chance
for more widespread light precip. Highs will at least be above normal
with readings in the 50`s and 60`s for the foreseeable future. Friday
will be the warmest day with highs in the 60`s and 70`s.

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FAB



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