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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
443 AM CST Mon Dec 4 2017

It was unusually warm across Iowa early this morning, so much so that
readings were already within 5 degrees of the day`s record high in
many locations. Otherwise skies were cloudy with areas of rain and
even a few thunderstorms east. Winds were breezy from the south
central and east, often at 15 to 25 mph with gusts over 30 mph at

This record breaking warm weather will be short lived however. Low
pressure was developing over eastern Nebraska early this morning and
will reach northwest Wisconsin by early this evening. Its trailing
cold front will usher in sharply colder temperatures, very strong
wind and evem some wind blown snow from the Iowa Minnesota border
farther north. Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings are
in effect for portions of South Dakota and Minnesota with widespread
Wind Advisories farther south across Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin.
Winds may gust to between 40 and 50 mph in these areas later today and

The precipitation will end overnight tonight, but the winds will
remain strong into Tuesday with temperatures falling further into
midweek. Highs will only be in the 20s and 30s by that time with
overnight lows from the upper single digits north to around 20 south
early Thursday morning. There will also be some chances for light snow
through the Mississippi Valley around Friday.


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