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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1026 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

Spring-like conditions will remain across the state today, prior to a
glorious, wait, abrupt and shocking return to winter. But first,
overnight lows remained mild in the 30s to mid 40s even with clear
skies thanks in part to southerly winds. By late this morning
temperatures had risen well into the 40s and 50s across the state, on
their way to another record breaking day for many. Highs should top
out in the low 60s to the north and up to the mid 70s in the south.

Okay, now that you have probably heard that this weekend will not
exactly be pleasant. A big low pressure system will work into the
region and across southeast Iowa. As a result, it will blanket large
areas of northeast Nebraska, northwest Iowa, southeast South Dakota,
and southern Minnesota in as much as a foot or more of snow. Further
to the southeast, areas in central and southern Iowa and southeast
Nebraska, most precipitation will fall as rain with a few rumbles of
thunder worked in before the cold front moves through. State wide,
temperatures will plummet Thursday night into Friday, resulting in
highs in the 20s and 30s returning by Saturday. As with any winter
storm, travel conditions will likely be hazardous at times in areas of
snow and cold temperatures, especially in the areas expecting heavy
snowfall. Areas to see mostly rain and little snowfall will not be out
of the woods though as roads may become icy as cold below freezing
temperatures move in if road crews are unable to properly treat roads
due to initial rain. Please pay attention to forecasts as details may
see small changes between now and go time.


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