Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
453 PM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

A wintery mix of precipitation was noted across Iowa this afternoon.
Dense fog and some light rain was reported over east central Iowa
while periods of rain occurred over the southeast third to half of
the state. across the northwest, periods of light freezing rain was
reported. Temperatures ranged from the lower to mid 20s across the
west and north to the mid to upper 40s across the southeast. A west to
northwest wind at 10 to 15 mph was common across the state.

The region will remain in an active pattern for this week. Round two
of the storm system impacting the region today will come tonight and
Tuesday. Showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain will occur across
southeast portions of the Upper Midwest while further northwest,
periods of freezing rain or drizzle will be the main impact to the
area depositing up to a quarter inch of ice and making for treacherous
travel and some potential for broken tree limbs and downed power lines
in the heavier ice accumulations.

A brief break will come on Wednesday before another system impacts
the region on Wednesday night and Thursday bringing another chance for
freezing rain or freezing drizzle and some snow to northern areas.
Then after a brief break Friday, another system will move across the
area Friday night and Saturday. Highs will be on the cool side with
20sand 30s expected although late in the week, some moderation into
the 30s and 40s will be possible. Lows will be in the single digits
and teens moderating into the upper teens to lower 30s.


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