Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1048 AM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

AREAS OF LIGHT RAIN BEGAN LIFTING INTO FAR SOUTHWEST IOWA THIS
MORNING. CLOUD COVER CONTINUED TO INCREASE AS CLOUDS DRIFTED
ACROSS IOWA FROM THE SOUTHWEST TO THE NORTHEAST. EARLY MORNING
LOWS WERE IN THE LOWER AND MIDDLE 20S...WARMING INTO THE 30S
ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST TWO THIRDS OF THE STATE. NORTHWEST IOWA
REMAINED IN THE MIDDLE AND UPPER 20S BECAUSE OF A COLD FRONT
CROSSING THE NORTHWEST SECTION OF THE STATE.

THE WEATHER WILL BECOME MUCH MORE ACTIVE THIS WEEKEND AS A LARGE
LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TRACKS FROM THE SOUTHWEST UNITED STATES INTO
THE MID MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BY SUNDAY. A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW WAS
FALLING ACROSS NORTHEAST KANSAS...SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA...NORTHWEST
MISSOURI AND SOUTHWEST IOWA THIS MORNING. THIS AREA OF
PRECIPITATION WILL EXPAND AND MOVE INTO IOWA AND SURROUNDING
STATES TODAY AND TONIGHT...SWITCHING OVER TO NEARLY ALL SNOW BY
TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW APPEARS TO STRETCH FROM
CENTRAL IOWA INTO NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND INDIANA THROUGH
SUNDAY...WITH 6 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW EXPECTED. WINTER STORM
WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES HAVE ALREADY BEEN POSTED FOR MUCH OF THE
UPPER MIDWEST. WINDS WILL INCREASE AS THE SYSTEM EXITS SUNDAY AND
COMPOUNDING THE STORM EFFECTS WITH BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

THE PRECIPITATION WILL END BY SUNDAY NIGHT BUT BITTERLY COLD
TEMPERATURES WILL RETURN HEADING INTO THE WORK WEEK. LOWS BY
MONDAY MORNING ARE FORECAST TO BE IN THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE AND
BELOW ZERO WITH WIND CHILLS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS AND TEENS BELOW
ZERO.

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