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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
446 AM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

A cold front has sagged southeastward into Iowa overnight and
currently stretches from southwest to northeast across the state.
Behind the front winds are from the north at 10 to 20 mph and gusty,
with temperatures falling through the 20s. Ahead of the front winds
are from the southeast at around 10 mph and temperatures are holding
in the upper 30s and 40s. Meanwhile light precipitation is spreading
into Iowa from the southwest, mainly in the form of light rain. Where
temperatures are below freezing behind the front this is leading to
freezing rain and ice accumulations.

Light rain will continue to spread across Iowa this morning and into
the afternoon, with freezing rain across northwestern sections of the
state. There may be a brief break in the mid to late afternoon, but
then more precipitation will move in overnight and into Tuesday
morning. The cold front will also move further southeast during this
time, with the result being that all but about the southeastern third
of Iowa will see freezing rain by Tuesday morning. This will have
significant travel impacts, first in northwestern Iowa this morning
and then over much of the state on Tuesday morning. Travelers are
urged to use caution and check the latest forecasts and road
conditions before setting out.

Wednesday will be cool and dry, then another round of mixed
precipitation is likely around Thursday and Thursday night, with yet
another chance around Saturday. From Thursday onward temperatures will
stabilize with daily highs in the 30s and 40s, and daily lows in the
teens and 20s.


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