Regional Weather Summary
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1047 AM CDT Wed Mar 22 2017

It was a fairly quiet overnight period across the region as an area of
high pressure slid across western Wisconsin. Skies were mainly clear
in northeastern Iowa, which helped drop temperatures down several
degrees relative to the rest of the state. Through 7 am, the low in
Des Moines was 29 degrees, the low in Waterloo was 18, and the low in
Madison, Wisconsin was 17 degrees. Normal low temperatures for this
time of year are in the upper 20s to low 30s, placing low
temperatures from this morning generally around 5 to 10 degrees below
normal. Winds were mostly from the northeast at around 5 to 10 mph.

For the rest of today, expect clouds to gradually increase throughout
the afternoon. Under the clouds, winds will blow from the east to
southeast at 10 to 20 mph. Cooler temperatures will remain in place
as highs top out in the upper 30s in southern Minnesota, to the upper
40s in northern Missouri. Central Iowa should top out in the mid 40s,
a solid 5 to 10 degrees below normal.

Rain returns for the rest of the week, beginning Thursday afternoon. A
widespread 1 to 2 inches of rain is expected across Iowa from Friday
morning into Monday morning. Temperatures across the region should be
well into the 50s, helping to keep precipitation primarily in the form
of rain. Thunder is possible Thursday afternoon and Friday afternoon
through Saturday morning.


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