Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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AWUS83 KDMX 201713

Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1113 AM CST Mon Nov 20 2017

Skies were partly to mostly sunny over the northern half of the state
this morning with sunny skies over the south. Early morning low
temperatures were in the middle and upper 20s north to the lower and
middle 30s central and south. Southwest winds had increased to 10 to
20 mph with some stronger gusts. By late morning, the strong and warm
southwest flow had pushed temperatures across the state into the
middle 40s north to middle 50s south.

High pressure continues across the upper midwest. However, However, a
cold front will enter the northern Plains later this afternoon and
race southeast overnight. The front will pass through Iowa and
surrounding states tonight with a cold Canadian airmass entering the
region by Tuesday. Little if any precipitation will occur with the
frontal passage. The cold push will be short lived with warming conditions
into Thanksgiving and Friday. In fact, temperatures in the 50s and
60s will be common in Iowa and surrounding states by Friday. Cooler
temperatures are expected for the weekend, but the threat of
precipitation will remain low. Therefore, travel conditions for the
Thanksgiving period should be relatively good for much of the Midwest.

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