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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
529 PM CST Mon Dec 4 2017

Were you stuck indoors this afternoon? If so, you more than likely
noticed quite the difference from this morning. Strong winds out of
the southwest were quickly replaced by stronger winds out of the west
and northwest as a strong cold front moved through Iowa this
afternoon. Prior to the cold front passing through, temperatures were
well above normal and near or above record territory for many with
highs from the mid 60s to around 70. Once the cold front moved
through, temperatures dropped as much as 20 degrees in about an hour,
leaving many locations in the mid 30s to mid 40s by early this
evening. Far eastern Iowa has yet to see the frontal passage, but will
join the party soon this evening, and will be welcomed with scattered
showers and storms along the front.

Okay, now that it has been established that a cold front has and is
moving through, what does that mean for the rest of the week?
Fortunately the work week will remain predominantly dry except for a
few flurries possible tomorrow night and then some light snow chances
Friday. The main thing will be significantly colder temperatures than
what has been experienced of late. Highs will dive into the 20s to mid
30s throughout the week, along with lows in the teens to 20s. It
appears winter is no longer coming, as it has arrived at least for a
few days.


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