Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1102 AM CST Tue Jan 9 2018

Skies were generally mostly cloudy to cloudy with mid and high level
clouds across the state this morning. Widespread areas of fog were
common over the eastern half of the state with visibilities dropping
to one half mile in some locations. South to southeast winds were
mainly 5 to 10 mph. By late morning, temperatures had risen into the
lower 30s southeast to the lower 40s southwest.

A slow moving cold front sits across North Dakota into Minnesota and
then east into the Great Lakes region. Otherwise, weak high pressure
is driving the weather across the region. Expect a few more mild days
today and Wednesday. A strong cold front Wednesday night will push
across the state towards daybreak. Ahead of the front, warm and moist
air will be in place and rain will be developing across the southeast
half of the Upper Midwest. Across the northwest half, the
precipitation should be in the form of snow. For some locations the
front will pass through during the morning commute and rain will
change to a brief period of freezing rain then snow. For locations
north and west of Iowa, winter storm watches have been posted for
several inches of snow and bitter cold temperatures moving in along
with strong wind, which will drop wind chill values. For the remainder
of the week and into the weekend, very cold air will return. Highs
will be in the single digits north to teens south. Lows from Friday
on will be in the single digits above and below zero region wide.

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