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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1103 AM CST Fri Feb 17 2017

Happy spring! Wait, I mean mid-February. Temperatures the last couple
of days have certainly brought about thoughts of spring. Lows this
morning, while cool, were mild for this time of the year with many
areas across Iowa remaining around or above freezing. By late this
morning, temperatures had already soared up into the 40s and 50s, well
on their way towards the 60s and even low 70s.

With forecast highs today well into the 60s and low 70s across the
state, a number of record highs are likely to fall this afternoon. In
general, current records for today reside primarily in the mid to
upper 60s. Temperatures will remain well above normal for this time of
the year through the weekend and into next week, with highs often
residing in the 60s state wide. To put that into perspective, normal
highs this time of the year range from the low 30s up north to the mid
and upper 30s to the south.

While temperatures will remain on the warm side, dry conditions will
come to an end early next week. A wave of moisture will push through
Monday with a few rumbles of thunder possible. After that, another
round of precipitation is likely to move through later Thursday into
Friday morning.


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