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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
526 PM CST Sat Jan 14 2017

All in all, today was a very nice day for mid-January. Highs raced
into the mid and upper 20s across the north and low to mid 30s through
central and southern Iowa. Along with quite a bit of sunshine and
light winds, it was pretty hard to complain. As of early this evening,
temperatures had only fallen a couple of degrees from daytime highs,
and winds remained light state wide.

While today was a pleasant day, it unfortunately is preceding what
could be a fairly ugly Sunday and Monday. It should come as no
surprise at this point, but areas across the state will experience a
wintery mix of precipitation beginning tomorrow later tomorrow morning
and into Monday. The primary concern remains the high likelihood of
accumulating ice, with amounts in excess of a quarter of an inch
possible in a number of locations through western, central, and
southern Iowa. Northern and eastern Iowa should avoid the worst of the
ice, but may still see around a tenth of an inch when all is said and
done. Additionally, up to a couple of inches of snow will be possible
across far northern and northwest Iowa as the system begins to move
out later Monday and Tuesday.

As with any winter weather, travel conditions will likely become very
hazardous, making it important to stay tuned into up to date
forecasts and road conditions. While temperatures will rise above
freezing in a number of locations through central and southern Iowa
Monday, slick roads and ice concerns will likely linger with below
freezing soil temperatures decent existing ice thickness.


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