Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1032 AM CST Sat Jan 14 2017
Mostly cloudy skies encompassed central to southern Iowa overnight as
moisture began to arrive ahead of a winter storm that will impact the
state Sunday and Monday. The initial surge of moisture did bring a
wintry mix of precipitation to southeast Iowa after 3 am. Northern
Iowa saw less cloud cover and as a result, temperatures were fairly
cooler as air radiated more freely out to space. Normal low
temperatures for this time of year are in the low to mid teens. As
mentioned with the clouds, actual low temperatures for this morning
had a large spread. The low in Des Moines was 22 degrees, the low in
Waterloo was 12, and the low in Estherville, where there was less
cloud cover, the low dropped down to 5 degrees. Overnight winds were
light and variable.
Today should be the calm before the storm, as freezing rain will
remain likely to the south where Ice Storm warnings are in effect
across Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Temperatures today will be in
the mid 20s across northern Iowa to the low 30s across southern Iowa.
Wind speeds will remain light and variable.
A winter storm is still on tap to impact Iowa Sunday afternoon/evening
into Monday afternoon/evening. The biggest push of freezing rain is
expected across central to southern Iowa Monday morning. Travel will
likely become extremely hazardous, during this time. Please pay
attention to forecasts as they are updated and make appropriate plans
should you have to travel during the event.