Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
522 PM CST Wed Jan 17 2018

The strong grip of bitterly cold weather has finally loosened up over
the region. Southerly winds have returned as the Arctic high has moved
off to the south and east of the area. This allowed for temperatures
to warm up this afternoon into the 20s over much of Iowa, with parts
of western Iowa even getting into the 30s. This trend will continue
through the end of the week as highs climb into the 30s and 40s under
plentiful sunshine. This will help melt off much of the current snow
cover that has blanketed the region.

The next storm system to impact the area will cross the Plains Sunday
into Monday, which will bring chances for rain and snow to the state.
At this time, the best chances for accumulating snowfall and wintry
travel impacts will be across northwestern Iowa. Rain changing to snow
will be possible to the south and east. Any subtle shift to the
system track may result in significant changes in the forecast, so
those with travel interests late in the weekend and into early next
week should stay tuned for forecast updates through the week.

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