Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1057 AM CST Tue Feb 21 2017

As clouds cleared out of the state overnight, temperatures were
allowed to drop down into the 30s across the northwest two-thirds of
the state, while the southeast third hung onto clouds and only dipped
into the 40s. Fog was also able to develop overnight and was quite
dense through large portions of the state. By late this morning
temperatures had risen nicely into the 40s low 50s. Fog had also
burned off in all but a couple spots in northeast Iowa.

With dry conditions and southerly winds back in place, temperatures
will once again soar into record territory across the region. Highs
today will generally be in the 60s to low 70s. Wednesday shapes up to
be the warmest day, with highs up into the 60s and mid 70s. For
reference, those temperatures are more indicative of normal highs in
late April to early May. While many find the warm temperatures
pleasant, it will not stick around long and will come crashing down at
the end of the week as a low pressure system sweeps across the region.
While details will come into focus over the next couple of days, it is
increasingly likely that weather across Iowa may range from a few
thunderstorms in the south and southeast to snow and blowing snow in
the north and northwest on Friday. Temperatures will plummet down into
the 20s and 30s for highs by Saturday along with lows in the teens to
low 20s Saturday and Sunday mornings. Beyond the weekend, temperatures
will moderate a bit back into the 30s and 40s by Monday.


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