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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1043 AM CST Thu Jan 12 2017

Other than a band of light snow that moved across portions of Iowa
overnight and early this morning, the main story continued to be the
cold weather. About the northwest half of the state saw single digit
lows this morning, which warmed to the teens in southeast Iowa. By
late this morning, temperatures had risen a few degrees in most
locations, though teens or colder remained dominant across much of the

Looking forward, the big story revolves around a weather system that
will begin to affect the area Sunday and on through Monday. While some
snow may be seen very early on, the main concern continues to be
freezing rain and freezing precipitation in general. There remains
potential for ice accumulations around or in excess of a quarter of an
inch from roughly Highway 30 on south. While temperatures are expected
to rise above freezing later Monday, the damage will likely already be
done with treacherous travel conditions and potential for power
outages and other structural issues from ice accumulations. Please pay
attention to forecasts as they are updated over the next couple of


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