Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
529 PM CST Thu Jan 12 2017
Skies were cloudy across the state this afternoon. Late afternoon
temperatures were in the mid teens north to the mid 20s south.
Northwest winds were 5 to 15 mph. Wind chills were in the single
digits north to the teens south.
A frontal boundary over the Dakotas will sweep across the upper
midwest tonight. High pressure will build into the region behind the
front. Looking forward, the big story revolves around a weather
system that will begin to affect the area Saturday 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 days.