Regional Weather Summary
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
508 AM CST Fri Nov 17 2017

Low clouds overspread the state during the early morning hours as
strong south to southeast winds continued across Iowa. The combination
of winds and increased cloudiness kept temperatures from falling much
during the night with some locations actually gaining a few degrees.
Readings during the early morning hours ranged the lower 30s in far
eastern Iowa to around 50 in far southwest Iowa.

The relatively mild airmass will spread northward through the region
today ahead of a cold front across the Plains. Temperatures are
expected to be above normal with the threat of drizzle or light rain
east of the Missouri River Valley. Meanwhile, colder air will spread
into the high Plains behind the cold front as it slowly moves east.
The front is expected to pass through Iowa and surrounding states
overnight. Strong northwest winds on the backside of the front will
usher much cooler air into Midwest. Meanwhile, rain is forecast to
expand across Iowa into northern Missouri and Illinois. The
precipitation will persist mainly east of the Mississippi River on
Saturday before ending by midday. Otherwise, drier air will help
clouds decrease by Saturday afternoon across much of Iowa as the
system pulls away from the region. Quiet weather is then forecast from
Sunday into early next week with moderating temperatures into Monday.

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