Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1106 AM CST MON MAR 2 2015

HIGH PRESSURE BEGAN TO SHIFT EAST AND OUT OF IOWA LATE THIS
MORNING...ALLOWING SOUTHERLY WINDS TO BRING WARMER AIR NORTHWARD
UP THE MISSOURI RIVER VALLEY. BY LATE MORNING READINGS WERE IN
THE UPPER 20S TO LOW 30S IN WESTERN IOWA WHILE PLACES FURTHER TO
THE EAST AND NORTHEAST WERE STILL IN THE LOW 20S AND UPPER TEENS.
WINDS WERE ALSO LIGHT AND VARIABLE ACROSS THE EASTERN PART OF THE
STATE. MID TO HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS WERE STREAMING OVERHEAD THIS
MORNING...WITH CLEARER SKIES OVER THE NORTH.

CLOUDS WILL CONTINUE TO THICKEN THROUGHOUT THE DAY AS WARMER AIR
SURGES NORTH ACROSS THE STATE. HIGHS TODAY SHOULD TOP OUT IN THE
MID 20S TO UPPER 30S. A FEW FLURRIES ARE POSSIBLE DURING THE DAY
BUT NO ACCUMULATING PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED. PRECIPITATION
CHANCES WILL INCREASE TONIGHT WITH A BAND OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN
AND SLEET POSSIBLE OVER SOUTHERN IOWA AND NORTHERN MISSOURI WITH
SNOW EXPECTED TO THE NORTH. SOME ICE ACCUMULATIONS ARE LIKELY BY
EARLY TUESDAY MORNING AND MAY IMPACT THE MORNING COMMUTE. THE
PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE TO RAIN SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80 ON
TUESDAY WHILE A WINTRY MIX REMAINS POSSIBLE OVER NORTHERN IOWA
EARLY BEFORE TRANSITIONING TO SNOW. THE PRECIPITATION WILL END BY
TUESDAY EVENING...HOWEVER...GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE.
SIGNIFICANT BLOWING SNOW IS LIKELY THROUGH SOUTH DAKOTA AND
MINNESOTA AND FOR THIS REASON...BLIZZARD WATCHES AND WARNINGS HAVE
BEEN POSTED OVER THOSE AREAS. WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY WILL BE DRY
AND COLD FOLLOWED BY WARMER AND MORE SEASONAL TEMPERATURES FOR
FRIDAY AND INTO NEXT WEEKEND.

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