Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
AWUS83 KDMX 091033
Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
433 AM CST Fri Dec 9 2016
The southwest half of Iowa was clear overnight, with northwest winds
around 5 mph or less and temperatures falling into the single digits.
Across the northeast half of Iowa skies were mostly cloudy with
intermittent flurries and temperatures remained in the teens with
northeast winds around 10 mph.
Today and tonight will remain cold and quiet. Light snow is possible
across northern Iowa late today into tonight, but little to no
accumulation is expected. From the weekend into early next week a
more active weather pattern will shape up. Two rounds of snow are
expected over the weekend, with the first producing moderate
accumulations across northern Iowa on Saturday and Saturday night,
then she second producing light accumulations statewide on Sunday.
Temperatures will also rebound a bit during this time, with high
temperatures on Sunday ranging from mid 20s north to mid 30s
After a brief break Sunday night and Monday, another storm system will
affect the region on Monday night and Tuesday. This system may produce
some light snow in parts of Iowa, and will also push through a strong
cold front that will bring gusty northwest winds on Tuesday. This may
cause some blowing snow issues at times. The front will be followed
by much colder weather for the remainder of next week, with daily high
temperatures only in the single digits and teens from Tuesday through
Friday, and morning lows below zero in northern Iowa on both Tuesday
night and Wednesday night.