Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1045 AM CDT MON MAR 23 2015

SNOW AND RAIN CAME TO AN END BY THE MID MORNING HOURS ACROSS
CENTRAL AND EASTERN IOWA. THE HEAVIEST SNOW FELL IN A SMALL BUT
INTENSE GRADIENT OVER NORTHEASTERN IOWA WITH SOME LOCATIONS SEEING
SIX TO TEN INCHES OR EVEN MORE. FREEZING RAIN FELL OVER EASTERN
IOWA AS WELL WITH ICE COVERED ROADS STILL BEING REPORTED LATE THIS
MORNING. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ALSO AFFECTED THE
SOUTHERN HALF OF THE STATE...BUT PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS WERE LIGHT.
SKIES WERE CLOUDY ACROSS IOWA...WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A FEW
LOCALIZED AREAS OF CLEARING IN SOUTHWEST IOWA. TEMPERATURES
LIKEWISE REMAINED COOL WITH READINGS BARELY RISING THROUGHOUT THE
MORNING...REMAINING IN THE UPPER 20S NORTHEAST TO MID 30S
SOUTHWEST. WINDS WERE FROM THE EAST TO NORTHEAST AT AROUND 10 MPH.

THE REST OF THE DAY WILL BE COOLER...QUIET...AND CLOUDY WITH
HIGHS IN THE MID 30S NORTHEAST TO MID 50S SOUTHWEST. A STRONGER
STORM SYSTEM WILL THEN DEVELOP OVER KANSAS AND OKLAHOMA TONIGHT
AND SWING UP OVER SOUTHEASTERN IOWA ON TUESDAY NIGHT. THIS SYSTEM
WILL PRODUCE SEVERAL ROUNDS OF RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS IOWA.
INITIALLY SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL MOVE IN FROM THE SOUTHWEST
TONIGHT...WITH A BRIEF OPPORTUNITY FOR A LITTLE FREEZING RAIN
ACROSS CENTRAL AND EASTERN IOWA EARLY TUESDAY MORNING. WIDESPREAD
SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL THEN OVERSPREAD THE STATE FROM TUESDAY
THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. A WINTRY MIX WILL BE POSSIBLE FAR NORTH
TOWARD THE MINNESOTA BORDER DURING THIS TIME. CHANCES FOR SEVERE
WEATHER ARE LOW AND THE BIGGEST IMPACT IN MOST AREAS WILL BE
BENEFICIAL RAINFALL THAT HAS BEEN LACKING SO FAR THIS SPRING. THE
LATTER HALF OF THE WEEK WILL BE GENERALLY COOL AND QUIET WITH LOW
PRECIPITATION CHANCES. THE COOLEST DAY WILL BE FRIDAY WHEN HIGHS
WILL ONLY BE IN THE LOWER 30S NORTHEAST TO LOWER 40S SOUTHWEST.

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