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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1114 AM CST Wed Feb 21 2018

It has been a cold but quiet morning across Iowa. Low temperatures
overnight ranged from 12 degrees in southern Iowa to just below zero
degrees in northern Iowa. Winds overnight and into the morning were
around 5 miles per hour from the north. Treated surfaces have been
mostly clear of ice. However, untreated surfaces still have a decent
amount of ice accumulation on them. By late morning, temperatures were
in the mid teens across Iowa. For the exception of a few clouds in
eastern Iowa, skies have been mostly clear.

The activity across the rest of the Midwest has been associated with
precipitation from southern Missouri up through central Illinois. In
Kansas, Nebraska, and Minnesota, conditions have been calm and cool,
with clear skies and temperatures in the mid teens.

Unfortunately, this break from active weather is short lived. Another
system moving through will bring some freezing drizzle and snow
showers late this evening and into the morning hours of Thursday. 1 to
1 and a half inches is currently forecast for southwest and west-
central Iowa, with half of an inch to 1 inch forecast for central and
northern Iowa. There may be a need to adjust these snow amounts later
in the day. Overnight low temperatures will range from the upper
teens in northern Iowa to the lower 20s in southern Iowa. The
precipitation could make for difficult travel in southwest, west-
central, and central Iowa late this evening into Thursday morning.
There will be another brief break throughout Friday afternoon,
however, the weather becomes active again Friday night into Saturday
across Iowa, with more winter precipitation likely. After the weekend,
temperatures are forecast to rise into the lower 40s.

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