Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
520 PM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

It was a breezy afternoon across the state of Iowa, but thanks to the
southerly direction temperatures were above normal. Peak wind gusts
occurred in the early afternoon hours, with some locations gusting
above 40 to 45 mph at times. Highs ranged from the low 40s in northern
Iowa to the mid 50s in the south.

Precipitation chances begin to increase after midnight as moisture
streams in from the south. At the same, a cold front will slowly sag
south into the state. Temperatures north of the front be below
freezing, which will increase chances for freezing rain and ice
accumulation. The most likely areas to see icy conditions tonight into
tomorrow will stretch western into north central Iowa. Above freezing
temperatures further south and east should mitigate any icing
potential and keep all precipitation as liquid rain.

Another round of precipitation is likely across the state Monday
evening into Tuesday morning. The freezing line will advance southward
and bring the threat for icing further south into central and south
central iowa. Icy conditions are likely by the Tuesday morning rush.
Conditions should begin to improve as precipitation chances diminish
by mid to late day Tuesday. Dry conditions are then expected through
the middle of the week before chances for light rain and snow return
to the forecast by Friday.

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